New York State In-depth

Buffalo City Hall employees and visitors must wear masks from Monday regardless of vaccination status

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – If you’re driving to Buffalo City Hall on Monday, bring a mask. The city now requires employees and visitors to mask themselves regardless of the vaccination status in the building.

City officials announced on Saturday evening, August 2nd, that anyone who works or visits the town hall must wear a face mask. The city says this change is in line with the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Erie County entered “significant” risk of transmission on Friday, with 99 new cases of COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday. Under this category, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals wear face masks in indoor public spaces.

Masks are still optional at Tops and Wegmans as Erie County moves to the “significant” risk of transmission category

Now that Erie County falls into that category, starting Saturday, leaders will require masks for anyone entering a county building or facility. This applies to employees, suppliers and visitors, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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