Newburgh City Manager Joseph Donat has officially declared a State of Emergency, effective Monday, March 16.
The announcement, posted on the city's website, is as follows:
In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Newburgh implements the following emergency measures and operational changes to mitigate and/or eliminate the spread/exposure of this virus across the community:
The following information regarding the coronavirus is provided to help protect the public health, welfare and safety of our community:
Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Symptoms may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms such as
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas, should call ahead to their health care provider before seeking treatment in person.
"I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the City of Newburgh to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary."
It was also announced on Monday that the next City Council meeting, originally schedued for March 23, will be moved to Thursday, March 19 an take place immedialet after the scheduled work session. The meeting will be closed to the public, but streamed via the city's webpage and recorded. Both the recording and a transcript will be made available at a later date.