St. Lawrence County declares state of emergency, as COVID-19 concerns rise
CANTON -- A State of Emergency has been declared in St. Lawrence County effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 14, 2020. Chair Joseph Lightfoot declared the State of Emergency in an effort to assist County organizations and school districts with the necessary precautions recommended for COVID-19.
Effective immediately, St. Lawrence County Government will be making adjustments to the staffing levels of county employees in keeping with the New York State Executive Order 202.4 effective March 17, 2020. All offices will remain open, however in compliance with Executive Order 202.4, (that identifies a need to reduce staffing levels and increase social distancing for the workforce) there may be fewer employees immediately available to assist the public. Please check the County website for the specific department impacts at www.stlawco.org and call the Department in order to confirm the specifics of any planned visit.St. Lawrence County Administrator Ruth A. Doyle said, “The guidance counties are receiving is changing on a daily basis. We have a workforce to protect and a public to serve. In these challenging times, the services we provide become even more critical for the residents of the County. We are striving to make sure that our employees are safe.” She continued, “All county offices will remain open, but we request your patience as reduced staffing may delay the prompt service that is typically provided by County Staff.”
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Board of Legislators’ Office at 315.379.2276.