Local Schools, Restaurants, Organizations Take Coronavirus Precautions

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JAMESTOWN – Many area schools, restaurants and organizations are taking precautions amid the growing Coronavirus outbreak in New York State.

The Frewsburg Central School District is foregoing field trips, large school events and school-wide assemblies.

In a letter to parents Saturday, Superintendent Shelly O’Boyle said upon the recommendation of the Chautauqua County Health Department, effective Monday several events have been canceled.

The High School Musical, Kindergarten Grandparent Lunch, Structural Integrity Trip and School Softball Games in Myrtle Beach are among the activities.

“As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and our community is our highest priority, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of illness,” said Superintendent O’Boyle. “You will notice that the events listed occur through April break. This is because the data and recommendations are constantly changing. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the Health Department, and adjust/uplift cancelations/postponements accordingly.”

O’Boyle says additionally the District will be suspending all community use of school facilities, with the exception of the TRZ child care program, in order to maintain control of cleaning and disinfecting.

The suspension also includes community use of the fitness center; pool parties, Town of Carroll Swim Lessons, Youth Wrestling, Little League and other various non-school groups.

Officials are also suspending all guest speakers/presenters, student assemblies, and non-essential public persons.

Phil N’ Cindy’s Lunch in Jamestown are now limiting their seating capacity to help combat the virus.

In a post on social media, the restaurant says they are following new state mandates.

“Starting (Saturday) we will only be seating the front half of the restaurant,” the post read. “We apologize for this inconvenience, please plan accordingly as the weekend will be very trying.”

Some restaurants however are not taking the same measures.

“As of now we are running at full capacity,” read a post by Vern’s Place, a restaurant in Randolph. “Some restaurants have received letters instructing them to run at half capacity. We have not. We have always and will continue to clean all food prep areas and tables with bleach on a daily basis.”


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