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Allegany County Administrator Carissa Knapp and Chairman Curt Crandall Release Update on County Governmental Operations

The rapid increases in suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health emergency facing all New Yorkers.  Allegany County has been directed by Governor Cuomo to immediately reduce our County workforce by 50 percent until March 31, 2020.

In response to this, Allegany County governmental departments and facilities will remain open; however, staffing will be reduced to essential employees.  In order to meet the Governor’s directive, we have implemented social distancing with limited face-to-face contact for the safety of our valued employees as well as the general public.  Our department heads have been directed to formulate a schedule that meets this demand.  Staff is being directed by their specific department heads and supervisors.

For the public needing to do business with any of our departments, we ask that you call ahead, rather than personally showing up.  Specific departments are listed below.

Our department heads are also working diligently and utilizing today’s technology to allow non-essential employees to work from home to further reduce staff and public exposure to the extent practicable.  While they are home, these employees may be assigned work outside of their normal duties.  The County may change an employee’s designation as either essential or non-essential at any time.

We would like to thank our department heads and employees as we work through this unprecedented crisis as well as the general public for their understanding as we continue to provide needed services.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed.

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