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City of Bainbridge declares state of emergency amid coronavirus pandemic

State of Emergency
Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:40:28-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — The City of Bainbridge has declared a local state of emergency due to COVID-19 concerns.

At a special called City Council teleconference Tuesday, the council adopted an ordinance for a local state of emergency.

As part of the measure, daycares, salons, and recreational businesses will close. All restaurants are also being required to stop dine-in operations.

The measure will also:

1. Ban gatherings of 10 or more on city property
2. Close gyms, social clubs, salons, bowling alleys and similar businesses for the duration of this measure.
4. Close daycare and childcare facilities for the duration of the this measure.
5. Allow other businesses to remain open as long as they can maintain a 6 ft social distance.
6. Prohibit pubic and private gatherings of 10 or more held outside of a home
7. Enact a curfew to go into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday. Only those with exempted reasons will be allowed on the roads from 9 pm to 5 am.