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Herkimer County declares State of Emergency

Herkimer County declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus concerns.

Posted: Mar 15, 2020 1:43 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2020 7:02 PM

Herkimer, N.Y. - Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono has issued a State of Emergency for Herkimer County.

Bono says the main reason for doing so is so that school districts in the county that close for an extended period of time will become eligible for emergency funding, "In order for the schools to secure that funding, the county has to have a state of emergency and that’s what we did. It just covers everything in case they need to clean the schools, lunches, things like that."

Bono is urging residents to listen to all local, state and federal recommendations and protocols to ensure that you and your family are protect from this threat, "We are in constant contact with state officials and working with them to provide vital assistance to the community. Avoid crowded areas and maintain clean practices. As of this posting, there is only one confirmed case in our county. That person has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home."

All of the school districts in the county will close beginning Monday and will remain closed for approximately four weeks for the safety of the students and faculty.

Bono says all county departments will remain open until further notice.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 421336

Reported Deaths: 32781
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Erie8918671
Monroe4976285
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Oneida2150115
Ulster207292
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Sullivan148948
Putnam144963
Broome113169
Schenectady106037
Rensselaer76630
Saratoga76017
Columbia54137
Madison41217
Ontario36134
Warren31233
Orleans29854
Steuben29842
Fulton29724
Greene29318
Genesee2775
Herkimer2744
St. Lawrence2634
Washington26014
Chautauqua2579
Oswego2533
Wayne2523
Tompkins2340
Chenango2166
Tioga19325
Montgomery1774
Livingston1768
Chemung1723
Cattaraugus1666
Cayuga1522
Jefferson1420
Clinton1284
Wyoming1185
Otsego1165
Delaware1054
Cortland950
Seneca903
Allegany801
Schoharie690
Yates577
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