Chemung County enacts State of Emergency for School Closings

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CHEMUNG COUNTY (WETM) – Chemung county executive Christopher Moss and Public Health Director Peter Buzzetti have met with school superintendents from throughout Chemung County to develop a unified plan for an extended dismissal of students which will last through the 2020 Spring Break.

Chemung County officials have directed school districts within Chemung County to dismiss students at the close of schools on March 16, 2020 through their first scheduled day back from Spring Break April 14, 2020.

In the interim, Chemung County officials will continue to monitor the situation and remain in close communication with school districts.

Our primary goal at this time is preventions, dismissal of schools is an important part of a continues aggressive containment approach. Ongoing cooperation with all community partners is a vital price of Chemung County’s response to this pandemic.

Christopher Moss, Chemung County Executive.

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