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Schuyler County remembers COVID dead

Schuyler County held a remembrance this morning for community members who have died from COVID-19.

The service was held in front of the County Courthouse. A wreath was laid and flags were placed on the wall of the courthouse in Watkins Glen.

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“COVID has touched each of us in some way. We all know friends and family who contracted the virus and were lucky enough to survive. In our community, 18 families were not that fortunate, so it is important that we, as a community, remember those who lost their lives and bring attention to the dangers COVID continues to cause,” said Deputy County Administrator Fonda Chronis.

“Each bird on the wreath represents a deeply-felt loss by a family and the community. It reminds us to keep working hard to protect each other.” shared Interim Schuyler County Public Health Director Nancy King, MD.

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Schuyler County Public Health’s mission is to protect and empower the community to be safe, healthy and prepared. Schuyler County Public Health’s vision is a connected community of healthy people and safe places.

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