Orange declares state of emergency to protect residents from COVID-19, social isolation recommended

Franklin County

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:

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