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Jamestown declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 prep

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 10:52:23-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Jamestown has announced they will declare a state of emergency on March 17th and they prepare for cases of coronavirus.

As of now, there are no confirmed cases in Jamestown, but Mayor Eddie Sundquist said he just wants the city prepared. He sees it inevitable that Jamestown has an official case in the near future.

During this state of emergency, Sundquist said they will be conducting spot checks to make sure that businesses are following the state order of half capacity. If they are not in compliance, legal action could take place.

Jamestown schools will also be closing until April 20th. Meals and child care will be offered during this time.

When asked if that date is set in stone, Superintendent Bret Apthorpe said that is "probably going to be a lot longer than that."