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An Update from Mayor Rochelle Robinson on COVID-19

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Post Date:03/24/2020 1:37 PM
Office of the Mayor 32420 largeOn March 23, I issued an executive order in efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19. According to CDC guidelines, a completely safe distance from other individuals is six feet. The CDC also recommends further social distancing measures, as well as how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 like diligently washing of your hands, disinfecting often, and staying home when sick.

 At this time, the Douglasville/Douglas County Community has been blessed to have not experienced the loss and tragedy that other communities have faced.  This does not mean we are exempt from tragedy, however.  I believe it is best to take a measured approach to restrictions by limiting restaurant dining to take-out and drive-through only, total closing of gyms, social clubs, and bars. 

Our mall and other retail establishments were not addressed in the executive order and, unfortunately, this pandemic has created a serious economic hardship where many businesses, including national chains, have made the tough decision to close. To those who remain open: I urge you to follow the CDC guidelines. As my main concern is the health and safety of our residents, I want our retailers to be able to provide the essentials for you and your family. 

Information about the spread of COVID-19 is changing rapidly.  At the City of Douglasville, we are doing our best to continue to provide services essential to your everyday life, like sanitation and public safety. We will continue to do so, all while supporting the efforts of our federal and state governments as we fight this pandemic. In addition, we have closed all City of Douglasville facilities to the public, but we are continuing to provide services through other means.  We have closed our parks facilities that encourage gathering, however, we do have walking paths and trails that we encourage you to experience to maintain both your physical and mental wellbeing. 

Life as we know it has completely changed. It is clear that we must now limit everyday conveniences that we may have taken for granted. As a person of strong faith, I believe worship is essential. Therefore, I encourage our faith-based community to continue to develop creative ways to worship under the guidelines of the CDC.

The City of Douglasville will continue to keep you informed about local changes to public services.  Your health and wellbeing are extremely important to us.  I will continue to work locally with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the Douglas County School System, and our state and federal government to combat this pandemic that has affected all of us. Together, we will fight the spread of this virus and overcome the hardships that it has caused.

I would like to thank all residents of the Douglasville/Douglas County Community for their compliance with these restrictions. As your Mayor, I am tirelessly working for the health, safety, and welfare of the Citizens of Douglasville and surrounding Communities. I know that you can’t put a price tag on life and I pray for the safety of our families during these uncertain times”.

God Bless, 

Mayor Rochelle Robinson

 

Official Letter Link: A Message from Mayor Rochelle Robinson

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