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Town of Tonawanda News & Resources
*TOWN OF TONAWANDA MUNICIPAL BUILDING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
- A mask or face covering must be worn at all times when inside the building
- All visitors must be scanned in by the touchless thermometer
- Stay at least 6 feet from other customers
- If you are not feeling well, DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING;
- If you need to meet with one of the departments, you must schedule an appointment with the department.
Enter at the south entrance (front door) and exit through the Delaware Road side
*Please note the Town Clerk's Office will be closing at 4 PM*
COURT PROCEEDINGS TEMPORARILY POSTPONED
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and the recently enacted Updated Operation Protocols for all courts at the directive of the Chief Administrative Judge for the 8th Judicial District, all Town of Tonawanda Justice Court proceedings will be temporarily postponed. The Court Clerk office window will remain open to the public for transactions of business 9:00am-4:30pm. Correspondence by mail is strongly encouraged.
Supervisor Emminger's Joint Press Conference with Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa - 11/18/20
State of Emergency Declaration Extension
Click the links below for information regarding building permits and inspections
COVID 19 Pandemic Residential Service Restrictions
COVID 19 Pandemic Dye Test Restrictions
Supervisor Emminger's Message to the Public Regarding COVID-19
Erie County & NYS COVID19 News & Resources
Erie County Coronavirus Information Site
New York State Dept. of Health Coronavirus Information Site
ANNOUNCEMENT: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) federal disaster loan program has been approved for all counties in NYS and is available for applications. Low-interest loans for working capital are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State.
Information on the program, how to apply, and a webinar can be found on ESD’s website located here: https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans.
PAID SICK LEAVE DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC
The Legislature and Governor have come to an agreement on paid sick leave related to the COVID-19 epidemic. The proposal will require that:
- Employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income less than $1 million will provide job protection for the duration of the quarantine order and guarantee their workers access to Paid Family Leave and disability benefits (short-term disability) for the period of quarantine including wage replacement for their salaries up to $150,000.
- Employers with 11 - 99 employees and employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income greater than $1 million will provide at least 5 days of paid sick leave, job protection for the duration of the quarantine order, and guarantee their workers access to Paid Family Leave and disability benefits (short-term disability) for the period of quarantine including wage replacement for their salaries up to $150,000.
- Employers with 100 or more employees, as well as all public employers (regardless of number of employees), will provide at least 14 days of paid sick leave and guarantee job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.
The provisions of the quarantine legislation are set to take effect immediately upon passage, ensuring that New York workers will be able to take advantage of these benefits. A broader, permanent paid sick leave is expected to be adopted in the state budget.
IMPORTANT: NYS Department of Labor is available for telephone filing of unemployment insurance claims Monday - Friday, 7:30am – 7:30pm. For more information go to labor.ny.gov Towards the top you will see a link for “Unemployment Insurance”, click that on and you will see helpful information.
Federal Government COVID19 News & Resources
CDC – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Site
CDC - Resources for Home
CDC – Get Your Home Ready
CDC – Traveler Guidance
Additional guidance will be provided as information becomes available. In the interim, there are simple steps everyone can take to minimize the risk of infection for all repertory illnesses including COVID-19:
- Wear a mask whenever distancing is not possible
- Wash hands often with an antibacterial soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw it in the trash.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if exhibiting cold- or flu-like symptoms.
- Clean and disinfect any surface or object that is frequently touched (such as tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles)..
Blue Cross Blue Shield Message to its members, including the use of telemedicine