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Supervisors ask visitors to ‘stay home’

JOHNSTOWN –  Fulton County’s Chairman of the Board, Warren Greene, on Friday, called upon area visitors, weekenders, and short-term rental owners and those with rental listings to refrain from visiting Fulton County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fulton County officials are attempting to proactively reduce further exposure that could impact the county’s population and its overall health condition.

“We are beginning to see an influx of travelers from outside the county who are staying at second homes and short-term rentals, like Airbnb and VRBO.” Greene said in a news release. “We are also seeing people who believe that they will receive faster testing services by leaving their main residence and coming here.”

Greene continued, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called upon the populace to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus by limiting their movements to only travel that is absolutely necessary. That is the way we can stop the spread and protect our families and friends from this virus. Please refrain from traveling from your home which will contribute to the effort to stop COVID-19 spread.”

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