ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Franklin County town of Orange has declared a state of emergency on Thursday to protect residents from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Orange Board of Health met at 5 p.m. and decided to take this action “through an abundance of caution, to help protect our citizens from the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has now been declared a global pandemic.”
Social isolation is known to be an important first step toward lowering the chance of exposure to a communicable disease, and the steps will outline are intended for that purpose.Orange Board of Health
There is no known COVID-19 case in Orange or Franklin County, according to town health officials. Full statement on the decision below: