Mayor Discusses Increase In COVID-19 Cases, Is Pleased With Mask Compliance

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JAMESTOWN – The number of positive COVID-19 numbers continue to increase in Chautauqua County, particularly in the City of Jamestown, as 2020 nears a close.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist addressed the situation during his remarks Monday evening at a virtual Jamestown City Council Work Session meeting.

Sundquist says, despite the increase, he is pleased overall with how City residents have adhered to various health guidelines during the global pandemic.

“COVID is on the rise here in the City of Jamestown. I can not stress enough that we need to talk to our constituents about continuing to stay home, maintaining that social distancing and wearing a mask,” Sundquist said. “I will say mask compliance has been really good compared to other cities in both our county and throughout the Western New York region….We need to be causious through the holidays.”

Sundquist says there are currently three active COVID-19 cases among City employees, and 14 are currently quarantining as they await test results. He says City officials are exploring the possibility of making access to City Hall offices by appointment only.

The Mayor, however, says that no decision has been made and he’ll keep the Council informed.


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