JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist is urging city residents to continue to shelter in place, even though there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city.
In a statement, Sundquist said, “I want to urge all city residents to continue as they have been; staying home as much as possible, maintaining social distance, and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family.”
As more Covid-19 cases are confirmed in Chautauqua County, Sundquist said he recognizes the need to provide accurate and timely communications to residents.
“The health and well-being of our citizens is a top priority for my administration. I want to remind residents that the Chautauqua County Health Department, the lead agency for the COVID-19 response, has not publicly confirmed any positive cases in the City of Jamestown.”
“My office is aware of social media posts and other conversations regarding potential cases. As Mayor, I firmly believe total transparency is necessary to fight this disease and any misconceptions surrounding it. But, in the meantime, the City will do what we have done all along: be proactive and take any precautionary measures we feel are necessary to fight this disease.”
He asked residents to stay positive and cooperate in efforts to confine the virus.
In addition, he said his administration will continue to update residents on the situation and continue to do what is best for local residents.