PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY JOSEPH M. DeSTEFANO, MAYOR
CITY OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

Pursuant to Section 24 of the New York Executive Law and in accordance with the Code and Charter of the City of Middletown, New York, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, make the following findings and orders in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Coronavirus, in New York State and particularly in Orange County:

WHEREAS, I issued a Proclamation of Local State of Emergency, effective March 16, 2020, based upon findings and conditions which are hereby fully incorporated into this Proclamation as if fully set forth herein, and

WHEREAS, the findings and conditions that led to the issuance of such Proclamation have worsened, and

WHEREAS, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has now caused 25 deaths in Orange County alone, and the authorities estimate that 1782 people have been infected with the virus in this County, and

WHEREAS, at least one City of Middletown employee has now been diagnosed with the virus.

NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the above findings and in accordance with applicable local and State law, I, Joseph M. Destefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, New York, have promulgated the following local emergency orders to protect life and health and to bring the emergency situation under control:

1. The state of local emergency due to the virus as set forth above shall continue to be in effect commencing 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2020 and shall terminate on May 2, 2020, unless rescinded on an earlier date by me.

2. All of the orders and directives set forth in my initial Proclamation, effective March 16, 2020, are hereby renewed and re-issued as if fully incorporated herein. New orders and directives are set forth below. ยท

3. All City Department Heads are directed to report to me if any employee in their Department exhibits symptoms of the Coronavirus or if reliable information exists to warrant a reasonable belief that any employee has been exposed to the virus. Upon reasonable grounds, notwithstanding any agreement or policy to the contrary, I may, in my discretion, direct that such an employee submit to a virus test, administered by legitimate medical personnel. I may further direct that such an employee not be allowed at any City worksite until such a test has been administered and has resulted in a negative finding of virus infection.

4. A person who shall violate any provision of this Proclamation, including provisions carried over from my initial Proclamation, or who violates any currently effective provision of any executive order or proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of New York between March 1, 2020 and May 2, 2020, shall be guilty, upon conviction, of an offense punishable by a fine not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Promulgated this 3rd day of April, 2020 at Middletown NY

Joseph M. DeStefano

Mayor