Village of Waddington joins county officials' call for residents to stay home
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:02 pm

WADDINGTON -- As St. Lawrence County deals with the first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Village of Waddington and Town of Waddington join with the St. Lawrence County Department of Health and Brooks Bigwarfe, St. Lawrence County sheriff, in asking all residents to suspend all unnecessary travel until the State of Emergency is lifted.

“If you must travel for needed groceries, appointments, and work; we ask that you maintain proper social distancing of six feet from others. Community members who have compromised immune systems or fall in high-risk groups are encouraged to stay home completely,” Michael Zagrobelny. “Do not visit those most at-risk. Call them instead.”

Following the recommendations from the Department of Health are critical to not only preventing the spread of the virus but protecting first responders.

“Our first responders are volunteers, and the membership is limited. If just one of our first responders is compromised, the ability to respond to any emergency is in jeopardy,” he said.

Additionally, the county’s supply of health care professionals is limited.

“You may disagree with the steps that the state and county have taken or feel that because you personally are not at high risk that none of the recommendations should apply to you,” he said. “As a broader community we ask that you consider the greater good and stay at home until State and County Officials declare it is safe.

If you are in a high-risk group and are unable to acquire the necessary supplies, contact Mayor Zagrobelny or Supervisor Hammond regarding grocery and food delivery. They will be speaking with local businesses about options.