STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN TINA MOLÉ, DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Delaware County will not reallocate our already stressed resources to enforce the newest New York State mask mandate that took effect on Monday, December 13, 2021. Delaware County does not have the internal framework to enforce this mandate. However, please be aware that businesses have oversight from other state agencies, such as Agriculture and Markets or other professional licensing boards. These agencies may enforce the newest mandate. So, please, out of respect for our business owners and the public as a whole, wear masks in public spaces, get vaccinated and continue to be diligent with social distancing and hand washing practices. We would ask that any person feeling sick during this flu season stay home and take care of yourself. Be conscious of who you are exposing to even the common cold as many of our older residents and young children have limited immune capacity. These are basic steps we can all take to limit the impacts of not just COVID-19 but the many flu and cold viruses that spread during the winter months.
Anyone looking for information regarding vaccination clinics and COVID-19 statistics for Delaware County can visit:
CDC COVID Data Tracker: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
NYSDOH COVID Data: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-data-new-york
Delaware County Public Health: Delaware County Public Health.
Anyone that has questions or complaints pertaining to the new mask mandate can contact the New York State Governor’s Office at (518) 474-8390.
Our major objective in Delaware County is to support our residents, businesses and schools through education and providing opportunities to get tested or vaccinated in the most convenient way possible. We encourage you to be safe during this Holiday Season and we wish the best for all as we leave 2021 behind for the beginning of a new year.