State of emergency declared in City of Newburgh

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Newburgh City Fire Chief William Horton, Mayor Torrance Harvey and City Manager Joseph Donat

NEWBURGH – Newburgh City Manager Joseph Donat has declared a state of emergency in regard to the coronavirus as it poses a potential threat to public health and safety.

The declaration means city offices and worksites are closed to the public with the exception of the police and fire departments. The Activities Center is closed to the public and all weddings at City Hall have been canceled until further notice.

City council sessions will be held but closed to the public to avoid further spread of the virus. They will, however, we live-streamed, recorded and transcribed.

In case of emergency or if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, Donat urges residents to call 911, the fire department dispatch at 845-562-1212 or the police department dispatch at 845-561-3131.