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Grady County, City of Cairo declare state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

State of Emergency
Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 11:49:58-04

GRADY COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Grady County and the City of Cairo have declared a local state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The county’s declaration aligns with similar declarations from the State of Georgia and the federal government. Grady County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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

All people living in City of Cairo, City of Whigham and Grady County are being told to shelter-in-place every night from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning.

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.
3. Allow other businesses to remain open as long as they can maintain a 6 ft social distance.
4. Prohibit pubic and private gatherings of 10 or more held outside of a home

Some of the best ways to limit transmission of the coronavirus remain washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home if you feel sick.