Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw had a special called meeting this week to enact an amendment to the State of Emergency ordinance previously enacted to address the coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic. The past weekend the county was again overrun with visitors from the metro Atlanta area and the Commissioner decided that it was time to adjust the emergency ordinance to address the situation. Commissioner Bradshaw explained it this way (soundbite)
Yesterday afternoon the Blairsville City Council held a special called meeting to approve Emergency Ordinance #2020-03 which added the “shelter in place” requirement and the closing of all hotels/motels requirement to the previous emergency ordinance #2020-02. Mayor Conley also advised the Council of the temporary staffing policy during the ongoing coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic. The regular April Council meeting scheduled for April 5 has been cancelled.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced a statewide “shelter in place” order effective today and running through April 16th. With few exceptions and penalties for non-compliance, this order is meant to flatten the COVID 19 curve in Georgia which is expected to peak around April 23. In addition, the Governor has suspended the certificate of need for additional new health facilities.