Category: Health

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES QUARANTINE GUIDANCE BASED ON CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Changes apply for individuals who are fully vaccinated, and those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is adopting quarantine recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving their second dose of either of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna). An individual who is considered fully vaccinated may be exempt from quarantine for up to 90 days. ECDOH contact tracers added vaccination status questions to their case investigation scripts, and will confirm how vaccination may affect quarantine when speaking with close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OUTLINES FACILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-PROFESSIONAL, NON-COLLEGIATE SPORTS EVENTS

MEDIA RELEASE

Diagnostic COVID-19 testing and notice to ECDOH staff included in updated NY Forward guidance

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its Division of Environmental Health are providing the following information for non-professional, non-collegiate sports teams and venues related to NY Forward requirements for diagnostic COVID-19 testing.

For all sports events, including those listed under low-, medium- and high-risk sports in the NY Forward sports and recreation guidance that exceed 10% of the facility capacity, diagnostic COVID-19 testing will be required for all players/competitors, coaches, referees/judges, and spectators. A negative PCR (molecular) test within 72 hours of the sport event will be required.

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ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OUTLINES PLAN TO VACCINATE RESIDENTS WITH CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS

NYS defines comorbidities that qualify New Yorkers to receive COVID-19 vaccine

ECDOH will prioritize at-risk patients and distribute next week’s allotment for eligible individuals with comorbidities to hospitals

MEDIA RELEASE

ERIE COUNTY, NY – New York State (NYS) announced that beginning February 15, NYS residents with certain comorbidities and underlying medical condition would be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

NYS will provide the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) with a limited weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to county residents who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine based on having one of those qualifying medical conditions.

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LIVE WELL ERIE ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY: UNITE TO GET VACCINATED

MEDIA RELEASE

Like the rest of the nation, the people of Erie County have suffered devastating effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have lost hundreds of lives, and our way of life has been impacted in negative ways that we could not have predicted in early 2020. While we are encouraged by the newly approved vaccines, we pause to mourn with those who have lost loved ones, and to applaud the commitment of front-line healthcare workers and other essential worker heroes.

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS, CHAUTAUQUA, ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH REGARDING TRAVEL AND QUARANTINE

Upcoming school breaks raise concerns about travel-based COVID-19 cases

February 4, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The leaders of the five Western New York (WNY) county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) are providing the following joint statement related to the upcoming school breaks and the New York State (NYS) Travel Advisory.

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