Yorktown declares state of emergency as coronavirus cases in the town surge

A state of emergency is now in effect in Yorktown as the number of active coronavirus cases continue to surge.

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2020, 11:04 PM

Updated 1,307 days ago

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A state of emergency is now in effect in Yorktown as the number of active coronavirus cases continue to surge.
The state of emergency was last in place in March during the start of the pandemic.
Masks are once again required at all town facilities and parks.
"We want to send a clear and a very strong message to our residents that we have to get back in that March mindset and return to the vigilance and the compliance that helped us flatten the curve," said Town Supervisor Matt Slater.
In another move to help stop the spread of the virus, Yorktown officials are doubling the fine from $500 to $1,000 for people who litter the community with their discarded masks and gloves.


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