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Douglasville Mayor Robinson Issues Executive Order

Post Date:03/23/2020 4:04 PM

(Douglasville, GA) – After consultation with officials at the County, State, and Federal levels of government, Mayor Rochelle Robinson has issued an executive order outlining guidelines for local businesses and private citizens to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order includes measures to increase social distancing in the community by limiting dining locations to take out, drive-through, or delivery options only.

Unless modified, effective immediately and until April 10, 2020, the following requirements shall be in effect:

  1. All restaurants, coffee shops, and other places where food is offered to the public for on premise consumption shall be limited to take out, drive-through, or delivery. Restaurants with a license to sell alcoholic beverages may sell such beverages with takeout orders subject to below.
  2. All public assemblages, events, and gatherings of ten (I0) people or more persons are prohibited within the city.
  3. All bars, gyms, parks, and private social clubs are closed.

Regarding Alcohol sales with carryout food orders:

  • All restaurants that have a license to sell alcoholic beverages may sell beer and wine in unopened sealed containers with in-person take-out orders. This does not include delivery.
  • This directive is intended to suspend city enforcement of city ordinances and state law prohibiting certain alcoholic beverages being sold with carry out food purchases.The city has no control over state enforcement of state laws.

The full details of the executive order are below. To stay up-to-date on the constantly changing information surrounding COVID-19, visit the city’s website at Douglasvillega.gov.

Full Document Link: Executive Order

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