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Chautauqua County declares state of emergency

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 19:18:23-04

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — As of 5pm on Sunday, Chautauqua County is in a state of emergency due to the coronavirus spreading throughout the world.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county but county officials are preparing for cases.

"It is necessary that Chautauqua County be proactive and fully prepared to deal with its effects," a statement read from County Executive Paul Wendel Jr.'s office.
The declaration of emergency allows the county to enact local emergency orders and issue public health recommendations.

The state of emergency is set to last for 30 days.