Dorset Quarry closed

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DORSET — The Town of Dorset announced that the Dorset Quarry will be closed beginning tomorrow for the foreseeable future due to the outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases in the area.

Town Manager Rob Gaiotti announced the closure in an emailed press release late Monday afternoon and said there are no known cases of COVID-19 related the quarry

"After receiving the information from Manchester and Health Officer Tom Sterling, quarry owners have agreed to close the property," the press release said. "We don't have any information about the location or source of the cases as being related to the quarry, so this measure is precautionary at this point."

Sterling has confirmed at least 35 positive cases in testing from Saturday through Monday.

The area will be fenced off with signage noting that the quarry is closed to the public due to COVID-19.

The Bennington County Sheriff's Department will work with the town to enforce the closure, include patrolling Route 30 and nearby streets to prevent visitors from using the property.

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