Oswego County Legislature Chairman orders closure of Oswego County schools due to coronavirus concerns

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OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Sunday afternoon, Oswego County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup ordered schools in Oswego County to close from March 16 through April 14 to slow or reduce the potential spread of coronavirus.

“There is currently no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Oswego County,” Legislature Chairman Weatherup said. “Because both travel-related cases and community contact transmission has occurred within New York State, Oswego County is being proactive in addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of its citizens.”

“This is a precautionary measure, so there is no need to panic or hoard supplies,” said the Chairman. “The best thing citizens can do is to follow CDC, State and County health departments’ guidelines regarding cleanliness and limiting person-to person contact as much as possible. We encourage businesses and organizations to follow State guidelines regarding limiting the size of social gatherings.”

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