The Medical Society of Erie County, in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health Commissioner, aims to provide the most up-to-date, reliable COVID-19 information from the Erie County Department of Health.

Please see the links below for up-to-date travel advisory information effective immediately as it relates to the approaching Fourth of July holiday and to access the revised definition of what constitutes an Essential Employee:  

NYSDOH definition of essential employee has recently changed. Now essential status is dependent on their position rather than their work site type. For example, if a nurse position could be covered by other nurses filling in for 2 weeks or a nurse could work from home, that nurse is not considered an essential employee. This nurse would be placed in quarantine at home for 2 weeks.



Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection

Travel Restrictions

Community COVID-19 Testing Resources

Isolation and Quarantine Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Up-To-Date COVID Data

Community Resources

New York State Executive Orders

Erie County Emergency and Executive Orders 

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