Important Links

Updated March 28, 2020
Niagara County COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-364-3065

Please adhere to Governor Cuomo's Social Distancing requirements.

Know Your Rights - Information regarding testing, insurance, unemployment, mortgages and banking, utilities, and price gouging can be found HERE.

Empire State Development - Frequently Asked Questions for determining whether a business is subject to a workforce reduction under recent Executive Order enacted to address COVID-19 Outbreak.

Guidance - Executive Order 202.6 - Essential Business

New York State - COVID 19 Website

New York State - EXECUTIVE Order mandates

Niagara County Department of Health 

Erie County Department of Health

United States Government - Federal COVID 19 Information

Business Resources  - A complete listing of resources can be found here

Empire State Development Resource Guide / SBA Disaster Loans

New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Information 

New York State Shared Work Program

SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond

NCCC Small Business Development Center

New York State Government Website

Community Resources  
Modern Corporation - Statement from CEO on continuing service 

Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services - (716) 285-3515  24/7 Crisis Services.

Take-Out and Delivery Options - Listing of Businesses 

Apply for SNAP- nutrition assistance, HEAP- heating assistance, Temporary Income Assistance https://mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin or (716) 858-8000

Closing Links / Media
WGRZ - Channel 2
WIVB - Channel 4
WKBW - Channel 7

Buffalo News
Niagara Frontier Publications
Niagara Gazette

Educational Resources
**As of 3/20/2020 All Elementary and Intermediate State Assessments have been suspended for the remainder of the school year.

Lewiston Porter Central Schools - Planning for Home Learning
Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School - online learning links
Niagara County Community College - Information
Niagara University - Information
Stella Niagara

Federal Student Aid - Coronavirus Forbearance for Students, Borrowers and Parents
Federal Student Aid  - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information


Emergency / First Responder Resources
Lewiston Police Department -Click HERE for the Facebook page updated daily

Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 - Click HERE for the Facebook page updated daily
ALERT: ** Please Share **
Should I call an ambulance if I suspect that I have COVID? The answer is No.

If you think you may have COVID and are experiencing qualifying symptoms, it’s best that you call your Doctor/Health Care professional or the COVID hotline from home. They will pre-screen you over the phone and give you directions on further testing and how to do it. This will most likely not be by ambulance.

Ambulances and 911 are resources that should be utilized for medical emergencies which may be associated with COVID but for the majority of the population are not.

That being said, the volunteers of Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 remain dedicated in service to their community and ready to respond at a moments notice. We are taking extra precautions to ensure their safety during this time and we need your help!

The NYS DOH COVID Hotline is 1-888-364-3065

Hospitals & Health Centers - COVID 19 INFO

Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center
Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital


Important Virus Links

Municipality Links
Town of Lewiston 
Town of Porter
Village of Lewiston
Village of Youngstown
Village of Wilson

The Chamber is open during regular business hours with one person in the office and the other working remotely.  If you need to contact us , please use the info below:
Jennifer:  Jennifer@NiagaraRiverRegion.com  Office (716) 754-9500 cell/text (716) 940-1063
Suzanne: Suzanne@NiagaraRiverRegion.com  Office (716) 754-9500 cell/text (716) 628-4607

We want to remind everyone that the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is not a health official or government official. Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner.

If you are sick or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions.