City of Buffalo continues to respond during COVID-19

Mayor Brown: "We are lucky that we come from such a tight knit community"
Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:46:11-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo City officials updated residents once again at City Hall on Wednesday as COVID-19 concerns continue.

Mayor Byron Brown said the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority offices will be closed until further notice and evictions are suspended through April. He added: "And I'm sure beyond."

For the next 60 days, Mayor Brown said all major telecommunication services will not be disconnected due to late payments through a pledged to the federal government. Those companies include Spectrum, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

All garbage and recycling pick-up schedules are to continue as planned. Mayor Brown reminded the public that any student under the age of 18 living within city limits is eligible for free breakfast and lunch provided by Buffalo Public Schools. More about that program here.

To help with getting lunch to essential Downtown Buffalo workers, food trucks are coming back to Niagara Square weekdays starting at 11:30a.m.

Any resident laid off during this time is encouraged to speak with an employment counselor at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center. The number to contact the center is 856-5627.

The city has posted a list of food pantries to their website, which can be found here.

Both Buffalo Police and Fire are undergoing COVID-19 specific training to help keep their forces healthy and protected.

According to the mayor there are several businesses interested in the city's restaurant drive-thru program.

Blood supply is low and the mayor asks anyone who is healthy to donate.

Below you can find a list of essential numbers for those who live in the city of Buffalo.