Binghamton's mayor is ordering a state of emergency amid growing coronavirus concerns.

Although there are no confirmed Broome County coronavirus cases as of writing, several changes will be in place in the City of Binghamton for the forseeable future.

Binghamton City Hall

On Monday, Binghamton Mayor Rich David said that Binghamton City Hall will be closed to the public beginning on March 17. City Hall will still be staffed to accomadate phone calls, e-mails, etc.

Police/Fire Response

Police and fire response will still be in operation during the state of emergency, but special precautions will be taken when dealing with suspected coronavirus contact situations.

Community Centers

Effective on March 17, the First Ward Senior Center will operate as a meal pick-up location only. The Lee Barta Community Center will be closed to the public, but the food pantry will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

City Hall Meetings

Until March 27, all public meetings at city hall will be limited to body members, essential city hall staff, and those with specific business with the bodies.

Mayor David also implored people to reduce contact with one another to reduce any potential spread of coronavirus.

He added that every service of Binghamton City Hall is available by phone, online, or by mail. You can find all information on the city's website by clicking below.

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