CAO of WNY has established a Covid-19 Task Force to serve families in need during this time of crisis. We are here for you.
We have adjusted the way we provide our services by following our local government’s directives to advocate social distancing.
CAO of WNY wants you to stay informed! Please follow the guidelines from your local government and health professionals to slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to utilize the below resources to stay updated during this time:
Erie County Department of Health
Information Line: (716) 858-2929
Available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus
New York State Mental Health Emotional Support
New York State Department of Health, Novel Coronavirus:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus:
World Health Organization Coronavirus:
Center for Elder Law and Justice COVID-19: https://elderjusticeny.org/covid-19-what-new-yorkers-need-to-know/
Prevent Child Abuse New York: COVID-19 Resources:
EPIC (Every Person Influences Children)
Family Support Line: (716) 332-4111
COVID-19 and Your Workplace Rights: https://www.abetterbalance.org/covid19/
Fordham Institute’s “Resources for learning from home during COVID-19 school closures”
The Buffalo Zoo “Bring the Zoo to You” videos on Facebook
Buffalo Museum of Science Virtual Science Fairs and Museum Tours on Facebook
The Martin House Wright at Home
Project Play Western New York #PlayAtHome resources
Google Arts & Culture: Virtual Museum Tours
Deadline for Federal/State Tax Returns moved to July 15, 2020.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all eviction court proceedings and pending eviction orders shall be suspended statewide for 90 days.
Spectrum will begin offering the free broadband internet and Wi-Fi service as a way to help students whose classes are moving online because of closings caused by COVID-19. Spectrum will waive installation fees for non-subscribing households with students. Once the initial 60-day period expires, the service will continue unless the consumer cancels. Contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395.
Unemployment Benefits: How To Guide
New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment
Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to COVID-19 closures or quarantines. Apply online at www.labor.ny.gov and click on Unemployment Insurance, your claim is processed quicker when you file online, there is usually a long wait when using the telephone to file for benefits.
CAO offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We will reopen on Monday, November 30th. (Our DART Clinic will remain open.)