Allegany County Declares State of Emergency

March 15, 2020

From Allegany County:

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in Allegany County, effective 10:00 p.m. on March 14,
2020. This local State of Emergency has been declared due to the public health impacts of the
Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization has designated as a worldwide
pandemic. Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Allegany County to date, this situation is
rapidly evolving, and the threat of this virus is imminent to the citizens and visitors of Allegany
County. It is necessary that Allegany County be proactive and fully prepared to deal with its
effects. As the Chief Executive of Allegany County, I, Curtis W. Crandall, Chairman of the Board, exercise
the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the
public health and public safety and hereby rend all required and available assistance vital to the
security, well-being, and health and safety of the citizens of Allegany County.

This State of Emergency does not in any way impact travel at this time. County government
operations will continue unchanged unless otherwise advised. I hereby direct all departments and agencies of Allegany County to take whatever steps necessary
to protect life, health, property, public infrastructure and provide such emergency assistance
deemed necessary.

Local emergency orders may be enacted subsequent to this declaration. This State of Emergency
will remain in effect for thirty days or until rescinded or renewed by a subsequent order.
Dated: March 14, 2020
Curtis W. Crandall, Chairman
Allegany County Board of Legislators
Witnessed by:
Carissa M. Knapp ‘
Allegany County Administrator