• Updated 5/18/21:

Covid Resources 

NEW YORK STATE VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY AND SIGN UP INFORMATION

Town of Tonawanda News & Resources

*TOWN OF TONAWANDA MUNICIPAL BUILDING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

  • If fully vaccinated, a mask or face covering is not required
  • If unvaccinated, a mask or face covering must be worn at all times when inside the building
  • If you are not feeling well, DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING

Enter at the south entrance (front door) and exit through either side exits. All visitors must check in at the security desk

*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.

 

   pdf State of Emergency Declaration Extension

 

Click the links below for information regarding building permits and inspections

pdf COVID 19 Pandemic Residential Service Restrictions

pdf COVID 19 Pandemic Dye Test Restrictions

 

 

Erie County & NYS COVID19 News & Resources

Erie County Coronavirus Information Site

New York State Dept. of Health Coronavirus Information Site

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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

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Message to its members, including the use of telemedicine