BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Beaver County commissioners held an impromptu press conference last night to address the public on the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Aliquippa School District superintendent confirmed the patient has worked in the district at both buildings up until last Thursday, March 12.

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The superintendent says the Pennsylvania Department of Health will be following its standard protocol to inform the public and the people this person has been in contact with. The district will share updates once the health department sends more information.

Officials declared a state of emergency in the county, followed by city officials declaring a state of an emergency in Aliquippa.

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“Our first steps first and foremost..is the safety of our residents,” said Beaver County Commissioner Daniel Camp.

“I think it will come to reality to the residents in Beaver County that this is a serious matter. We urge them to continue to follow the DCD and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.”

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Officials say Beaver is classified as a fourth class county, so they can only recommend businesses and restaurants and bars to close.