Sheriff Bigwarfe announces travel restriction advisory for St. Lawrence County due to COVID-19 pandemic

CANTON, NY —  The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

“To the citizens of St. Lawrence County, please take notice that due to the new phase of this pandemic locally in St. Lawrence County, I am issuing a travel advisory for St. Lawrence County. I would sincerely appreciate every citizens’ cooperation during this period in refraining from all non-essential travel. We are at a very critical juncture in the fight against COVID-19 and the models that I have been provided warn of very dire consequences if we do not limit non-essential gatherings and non-essential travel. Please stay home, practice social distancing, and follow all public health directives. Only travel if you are buying food, are traveling to or from a deemed essential occupation, or seeking medical attention. I take no pleasure in issuing such an advisory but please understand that this is for the safety and well-being of all county residents. This advisory will be in effect until it is receded. ”