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Beginning Friday, April 3rd at 6pm and continuing through Monday, April 13th at 11:59pm, the Governor’s Office of the State of Georgia has ordered all residents and visitors to shelter in place and take every precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19. Exceptions to the order include:
- Conducting or participating in essential services such as obtaining necessary food and supplies for household use, medical supplies, medication, and equipment, supplies to work at home, or products needed to maintain the safety, sanitation, and maintenance of the home or residence. Preference should be given to online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pick-up services as opposed to in-store shopping.
- Seeking medical, behavioral health, or emergency services.
- Engaging in outdoor exercise activities so long as a minimum distance of 6 feet is maintained between all participants who are not occupants of the same residence.
- Performing necessary travel such as the minimum required to maintain the value of a business including services, inventory management, security, payroll/employee benefits, any activities necessary for employees to work from home or for patrons to participate remotely, or employees who work outdoors without regular personal contact like delivery services, contractors, landscape businesses, and agricultural industry services.
- Residents who are part of the workforce for Critical Infrastructure that includes chemical operations, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food & agriculture, government facilities, healthcare & public health, information technology, nuclear reactors, materials & waste, transportation systems, water & wastewater systems.
In addition, any businesses or services allowed to remain in operation under the order must enhance & maintain sanitation, place notices & require handwashing, provide personal protective equipment as available, prohibit gatherings of workers, permit workers to take breaks & meals where proper social distancing is attainable, implement teleworking for all possible workers, implement staggered shifts, hold meetings & conferences virtually when possible, discourage the shared use of work tools & equipment, provide disinfectant and sanitation products for workers, prohibit handshaking or any other unnecessary personal contact, suspend the use of PIN pads as permitted, screen & evaluate workers who exhibit signs of illness consistent with COVID-10 (fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, shortness of breath) and allow those employees to remain home and seek medical help.
Gun stores will be permitted to remain open but all current orders regarding bars, clubs, and restaurants remain in place prohibiting indoor/dine-in service while allowing for curbside pick-up, delivery, and takeout. Gyms, fitness centers, indoor amusement facilities, bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, massage parlors, nail salons, hair and beauty salons, barbershops, night clubs, bars, reception halls, and any other similar facilities open to the general public will continue to remain closed.
Residents can only receive visitors providing necessary food and supplies for household use, medical supplies, medication, and equipment, supplies to work at home, products needed to maintain the safety, sanitation, and maintenance of the home or residence, or during end-of-life circumstances.
Violations will be subject to enforcement by local authorities.
Macon-Bibb County will allow the governor’s order to supersede the Local Emergency declaration that was originally set to expire on April 6th.