Native leaders calling on New York State to loosen COVID restrictions


ERIE COUNTY, NY (WIVB) – In a news conference on Tuesday, Erie County’s executive Mark Poloncarz urged the state to make changes with some restrictions on coronavirus.

The state has put much of Erie County under the Orange Zone restrictions due to the surge in COVID cases. But Poloncarz says the number of people who test positive for COVID is falling and fewer people are going to the hospital. Poloncarz says he wants the state to treat Erie County fairly.

“Treat us fairly so that we are not treated differently from any other county. And those worse than us, if you want to keep us orange, put them orange too. “

New numbers show that more than 30 percent of hospital beds in West New York are open, which is in line with the rest of the state.


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