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New Castle Mayor Chris Frye issued a disaster emergency proclamation on Wednesday afternoon.

The proclamation, which went into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday, allows the city to receive state and federal aid if a COVID-19 outbreak happens in New Castle. 

"The mayor’s office and city council are committed to protecting our most vulnerable population, particularly senior citizens who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19," Frye said. "Please follow all health and safety recommendations."

Frye encouraged all citizens to stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 response by visiting the city's website at

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