COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Information for Town Residents and Businesses
*ALL TOWN OF TONAWANDA FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC*
Essential services will remain intact; Police, paramedics, water and sewer, sanitation and recycling
CLICK THE BELOW LINK TO OUR GIS MAPS, AND CHECK OUT THE COVID-19 RESOURCES PAGE. THERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON ALL THINGS CORONAVIRUS. INCLUDING LOCAL FACILITY INFO, CLOSURES, FOOD PANTRIES, AS WELL AS THE ERIE COUNTY AND WORLD-WIDE CASE COUNTER
Federal Government Coronavirus Information
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.
IMPORTANT: NYS Department of Labor offering Saturday hours (7:30am – 8:00pm) for telephone filing of unemployment insurance claims. For more information go to ny.labor.gov Towards the top you will see a link for “Unemployment Insurance”, click that on and you will see helpful information.
Town Court Sessions will be CANCELLED until further notice. If you have an upcoming matter with the courts, you will be receiving a letter of adjournment in the coming weeks. For more information CLICK HERE
The Town Clerk's Office is closed to the public, but will be accepting business by mail, online, and by the Municipal Building drobox, CLICK HERE for details
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:
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.
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:
The Town is in the process of developing a comprehensive response plan. More communication on this will follow.
The Town’s highest priority is the health and safety of those living and working in our community. In addition to further communication from the Town, the following websites are recommended to visit for more information and guidance: