GLENS FALLS – As Covid cases continue to spike to record levels in Warren County fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant, Glens Falls Mayor-elect S. William Collins has made the difficult decision to limit attendance at the Saturday, January 1, swearing-in ceremony and organizational Common Council meeting.
“We were really hoping that we could have a public ceremony where anyone who wished to could attend,” Mayor-elect Collins said. “But the health and safety of all must be our first priority and with Covid running rampant, I decided it wasn’t wise to assemble a large crowd indoors for this ceremony.”
Only the Mayor and Common Council members being sworn in and their families may attend in-person. All others may watch the proceedings on the City’s YouTube channel:
The planned reception that was open to the public immediately following the ceremony has been cancelled.
Mayor-elect Collins anticipates having a more public swearing-in event when Covid cases wane and conditions are safer.