COVID – 19 Update    April 16, 2020

(From Supervisor Hartman)

Good evening, I am calling to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.  First let me start by saying how proud I am of our Eden residents.  By staying home and practicing social distancing, we are saving lives and doing our part to help flatten the curve. I recognize how difficult this is and ask for your continued patience during the next few weeks as our state leaders figure out a plan to re-open.  On Tuesday, April 14th, the Governor’s orders requiring that essential businesses provide facial masks or coverings for employees working directly with the public went into effect.  Starting tomorrow, April 17,th the Governor is ordering any New York State resident to wear a face mask or covering in public settings where it is physically impossible to practice proper social distancing.  This would include, but not limited to grocery stores and pharmacies.  Today, the Governor also extended the New York Pause order until May 15th.  As the weather improves during this extension, residents might be more tempted to gather.  We are asking you to follow these orders for the protection of every Eden resident. Also, the Town of Eden has extended the Local State of Emergency until May 15th. As always, if you need something, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Town at 716-992-3408.  I hope all of you are well.  Please take care of yourselves. Thank you and have a good night.