Good evening, this is Melissa Hartman, Eden Town Supervisor. Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8pm, for New York State residents to stay at home. This includes 100% of the workforce, unless you are deemed an essential employee. Essential businesses include grocery stores, food distributors, pharmacies, healthcare workers and medical suppliers. A more extensive list can be found at  We ask that our residents adhere to these orders to protect essential workers and first responders.  You will be able to leave your homes for food, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, pet supplies, or take to care of family members who are unable to care for themselves.  You are free to go outside, take a walk, or play with your children.  But we ask that you maintain a safe distance from anyone outside of your immediate family.

These are extraordinary times for the Town of Eden, New York State, the United States of America, and the entire world.  Because of this, we need to take extraordinary measures.  Uncertainty can cause confusion and panic.  We want you to know that our Town will persevere.  We will work together to ensure the well-being of our friends and neighbors.  Our amazing network of first responders and emergency services has been working hard over the last few weeks in preparation.

Additionally, we are asking everyone to take the time to check on your neighbors, especially seniors.  If any resident needs food or pharmaceuticals and can’t leave home, or if you are an essential employee and in need of childcare, please call us at 716-992-3408 for assistance.  If you suspect that you have COVID – 19 (coronavirus), please call your doctor.  If you require emergency assistance, please call 911.

Unfortunately, I do not have any information regarding the duration of this order.  I ask that we do our part to follow the guidelines provided and stay in our homes. For updates, please refer to our town website and Facebook pages.  If there is an urgent matter, we will continue to utilize the code red system.  Please take care of yourselves.