GOSHEN – Orange County Government is likely going to construct a stand-alone medical examiner’s facility on the grounds of the sheriff’s office and emergency services center in Goshen.
The county currently houses the office in a modular facility on the property, which has run out of space because of the number of deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
County Executive Steven Neuhaus said new, larger facilities are a must.
“I had to get refrigerated trailers, so did New York City and everyone else, to store human remains during the COVID crisis, but I need to make it a little more professional, and obviously, public health is something that is not going to be going away,” he said.
County lawmakers have been exploring the issue in a special committee for several months.