Madison County, Cities of Berea and Richmond have declared a state of emergency

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On March 16, 2020, Madison County, City of Berea, and City of Richmond have declared a joint state of emergency to further prepare and respond to COVID-19.

“We are in full support of the decision of our elected officials to declare the state of emergency. Declaring a state of emergency will help us to further prepare and gain additional resources needed to support efforts to our county in response to COVID-19,” stated Madison County Emergency Management Director Dustin Heiser.                                                      

At the time of the release of this press release, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. This situation is fluid and we continue to follow the guidance of the Governor’s Office, Center for Disease Control, and the Madison County Health Department.

We encourage all citizens to continue to follow guidance of health officials in order to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For information on COVID-19 and ways you can reduce your risk of exposure, visit: