BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz issued a reminder to residents Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and residents must continue to take it seriously.
In a Facebook post the county executive pointed to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, increasing hospitalizations and more transmissible variants identified in the region.
Please take this seriously and wear a mask when in public when you cannot safely socially distance, even if you have been vaccinated.
I know many are over the Pandemic, but the Pandemic is not over.
The county executive also announced more COVID-19 vaccine doses are coming to the county.
Poloncarz said 27,400 total doses will be coming to the county in the next week.
The distribution of those doses is listed below:
- 8,600 to pharmacies.
- 8,050 to ECDOH.
- 6,240 to various health care providers.
- 4,510 for the NYS UB South Clinic and equity pods.
Great News: More COVID-19 Vaccine first doses are coming to Erie County from NYS in the next week! 27,400 total doses will be sent to all providers (8,600 to pharmacies, 8,050 to @ECDOH, 6,240 to various health care providers, & 4,510 for the NYS UB South Clinic and equity pods). pic.twitter.com/7Opi4ahFX7— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) March 29, 2021