Brown Provides Coronavirus Update

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Mayor Byron Brown says the city of Buffalo is working to ensure public safety, prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors, and reduce circles of exposure to COVID-19 in our community.

In addition:

Buffalo Police personnel are undergoing training by the Fire Department on how to further protect themselves from infection while continuing to serve our community;

Buffalo Police Traffic Officers, Resource Officers and members of the Neighborhood Engagement Team continue to assist Buffalo Public Schools in its massive effort to provide meals to the thousands of children in every neighborhood in Buffalo who relied on school meals for their nutritional needs;

Students 18 or younger can receive a hot meal and a breakfast meal to take home each day; Pickup is between 11 am and 1 pm daily and you must bring a bag to carry out meals. For more information call 816-3688;

Food trucks will be in Niagara Square weekdays, starting at 11:30 am, to meet the lunch needs for downtown workers

Brown says all renewals of licenses set to expire while City Hall is closed will automatically continue to be in effect so long as the applicant is in good standing until further notice.

The mayor adds help is now available for those laid off from their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus situation or are currently out of work. The Buffalo Employment and Training Center is an excellent resource for those looking for employment or other forms of assistance. You can make an appointment to speak to an employment counselor by calling 856-JOBS.