Erie County District Lawyer permits employees to earn a living from home resulting from COVID-19 considerations

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Erie County District Attorney allows staff to work from home due to COVID-19 concerns

The decision concerns deputy district attorneys and auxiliary staff. A limited number of employees remain in the office to perform essential tasks.

BUFFALO, NY – Beginning Thursday, December 10, most Erie County’s District Attorney’s Office will be allowed to work from home due to increasing concerns over COVID-19.

DA John Flynn says the move includes assistant district attorneys and support staff. A limited number of employees remain in the office to perform essential tasks. More than 75% of the office will be working from home by the end of the year. In the past few weeks, a total of seven employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The decision was made in consultation with the Erie County Health Department to reduce the number of workers in buildings and prevent the virus from spreading.

Flynn, his front office, and any confidential investigators will continue to report on the work. The office has 175 employees, and this move will reduce the total number of employees in the office by approximately 78%.

The prosecutor says the decision to work from home will be reassessed in January.