UPDATE: Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the Westchester County Clerk's Office, in coordination with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service USCIS), is postponing the next two Naturalization ceremonies, scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19th, and Thursday, April 2nd. The Clerk's Office understands this an inconvenience, as many have been waiting for this extraordinary day to be sworn in as an American citizen, but public safety is far too important at this time.

"The best way to combat the Coronavirus is to stop it from spreading by practicing social distancing." stated Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni. "Between new citizens, their families, and staff, the Naturalization Ceremonies are attended by almost 300 people, and as Westchester finds itself the epicenter of the outbreak, it is just too much of a risk."

The Clerk's office will reschedule both dates as soon as possible, and make sure all new citizens will have their day to be sworn in. Those expecting to be sworn in on March 19th should contact USCIS for any updates. In the meantime, the Westchester County Clerk urges the public to please follow the CDC guidelines and listen to local leaders for the best practices to help protect you and your loved ones.