Godfrey Announces Niagara County to Give Masks, Hand Sanitizer Away to General Public — (COUNTYWIDE COVID-19 NUMBERS AND HEAT MAP ATTACHED)

Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey today announced that the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold its first drive-thru event to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.

“As our economy continues to reopen and we approach Phase 4, we cannot stress enough how important it is for the general public to continue taking the necessary safety precautions against COVID-19,” said Godfrey, Chairman of the Community Safety and Security Committee.  “Thanks to the great work of our Emergency Services team in procuring supplies from the state, we can help facilitate that by providing free masks and sanitizer.”

The drive-thru will be held Thursday, June 25 at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5574 Niagara St Ext, in Lockport.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and will go until 3 p.m. or as long as supplies last.  No pre-registration is necessary as supplies will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

“Our staff will be handing out bags with prepackaged sanitizer and masks and I must stress, there is a one bag per carload limit,” said Jonathan Schultz, the Emergency Services Director.  “This is a great opportunity to get the supplies to keep your family safe so please spread the word to your family and friends.”

Niagara County Update Today, June 23, 2020

The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:

We regretfully report the death of a 77-year-old male with underlying health conditions.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

 The rest of the update is as follows:

•             2 new positive case

•             Total of 1215 positives to date (isolations + recoveries + deaths)

•             37 active cases (36 isolating at home, 1 in hospital)

•             1090 recovered

•             88 deaths

•             27,709 people tested (source: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/ )