Erie County has declared a State of Emergency as of noon today in response to the coronavirus.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz and other key county personnel updated the situation Sunday in a lengthy news briefing saying that schools will be closed on Monday.

"We are all in this together," said Poloncarz, reminding residents that the situation is serious and social distancing is important. That includes following the state's stipulation about restricting capacity in meeting areas and eating andů