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Dutchess County announces state of emergency

Dutchess County announces state of emergency

Based on an increase of confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 with three confirmed and an escalation of residents in mandatory and precautionary quarantine, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro declared a State of Emergency for Dutchess County, effective at 2 p.m. today. The state of emergency expedites the county’s sharing of resources and ability to better respond to this evolving situation.

Two more cases of COVID-19 in Ulster; Ryan declares State of Emergency

The two new cases were related to the two previous cases in the towns of Rochester and Shawangunk. As a result, the county executive announced the suspension of in-person county services at departments like the DMV, the formation of a health and safety task force to advise on the developing issue, and the strong recommendation that non-essential indoor gatherings be postponed for the next two weeks.

Bardavon/UPAC cancels all events for 30 days

Bardavon/UPAC cancels all events for 30 days

“Our first priority is the safety of artists, patrons, staff, and the broader community,” writes Executive Director Chris Silva. “All health authorities clearly emphasize social distancing as the best way to deter the spread of COVID-19; therefore, we have decided to postpone all events at Bardavon and UPAC for a minimum of 30 days.”