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Wayne County declares state of emergency; schools to close

Wayne County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Kenneth Miller, has declared a State of Emergency for Wayne County to the COVID-19 virus.

Although there are no confirmed cases within Wayne County to date, officials say the situation is rapidly evolving, and the threat of this virus is imminent to the citizens and visitors of Wayne County.

This State of Emergency will remain in effect for thirty (30) days or until rescinded by a subsequent order.

This State of Emergency does not in any way impact travel and County operations will continue unchanged unless otherwise advised.  

A number of other counties in New York state have made similar declarations.

County Administrator Rick House notes that school districts in Wayne County will also be closing this week and reopen on April 14.

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