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A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction in the County of Franklin, State of New York, for the period beginning at 4 p.m. on December 2, 2021 and will continue to remain in effect until 4 p.m. on January 1, 2022.

            This State of Emergency has been declared due to Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization has designated as a world-wide pandemic.  COVID-19 is an infection associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, appears to be transmitted from person to person predominantly through droplet transmission, and the spread has been significant within Franklin County that is leading to significant public health consequences.

Franklin County has worked diligently to combat the virus but continue to see high transmission throughout the County.  This declaration highly recommends that all residents and visitors practice physical distancing, wear face coverings, wash or sanitize hands frequently and get vaccinated. Franklin County will continue to work on procuring goods and services and render all required and available assistance to municipalities and school districts that is vital to the security, well-being, and health and safety of the citizens of Franklin County. 

Local emergency orders may be promulgated by the Chairman of the Legislature in accordance with Article 2-B of the New York State Executive Law during this State of Emergency.  Emergency orders would be issued in order to protect the life of the residents of Franklin County and to allow emergency and government municipal personnel time to bring the emergency conditions under control.

Donald Dabiew, Chair
Franklin County Legislature

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