COVID-19: City of Social Circle enacts emergency measures

The City of Social Circle today joined the City of Loganville in enacting emergency measures in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19: Although there are currently no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walton County, there are cases reported in all the surrounding counties.

The Social Circle City Council unanimously approved an ordinance in a special called meeting Monday implementing emergency measures similar to those instituted by Gov. Brian Kemp. The emergency regulations went into effect at 8 p.m. on March 23 until noon on April 6, 2020, unless extended by the Social Circle mayor and city council.

Some important points to note during the time the City of Social Circle is under this emergency declaration include:

  • The City Council can conduct public meetings via teleconference.
  • Restaurants, bars and other places of entertainment to close dine-in options. They can, however, offer pick-up, to-go, curbside or delivery. Also, if such establishments sell alcohol with food, the business can sell unopened beer or wine with a food purchase.
  • Gyms and exercise facilities are required to close.
  • Any events or gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited.

The full ordinance follows.