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Emergency Ordinance FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the March 26, 2020 Emergency Ordinance

Post Date:03/26/2020 4:24 PM

 

March 26, 2020

City of Locust Grove COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance FAQs

 

  • Are restaurants in Locust Grove still open for dine in?
    • Yes. Restaurants may still offer dine-in but must comply with social distancing. Customers should be limited as to maintain a distance of six (6) of personal space. Restaurants are strongly encouraged to only offer take-out, delivery, or curbside service.

       

  • Can Locust Grove restaurants sell alcohol with take-out orders?
    • For the next fifteen (15) days, restaurants licensed to sell wine and beer may sell sealed bottles or cans of beer or wine with take-out orders.

       

  • Is there a curfew in Locust Grove?
    • No. There is not a curfew in Locust Grove.

       

  • Are hair salons and barber shops open for business?
    • Yes. There are currently no local restrictions in place for salons and barber shops so long as businesses are following guidelines for social distancing (no more than ten (10) customers in the building). Stylists must abide by all State and Federal safety measures pertaining to COVID-19.

       

  • Are there types of businesses are restricted or closed?
    • Yes. Event facilities capable of holding ten (10) or more people shall discontinue business until the emergency ordinance passed by the Locust Grove City Council is terminated or repealed. Any facility used for entertainment, recreation, grooming, or social purposes, such as bars, clubs, gyms, fitness centers, or pools shall also close for the duration of the emergency ordinance.

       

  • Are public facilities open in the City of Locust Grove?
    • City facilities have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020. However, City staff is continuing to work/telework when possible. Please call 770-957-5043 for information or assistance with City Services. City Parks are closed to the public for fifteen (15) days.

       

  • What if I’ve lost my job due to COVID-19 and I can’t pay my water bill?
    • The City of Locust Grove is not charging late fees, over-the-phone payment fees, or cutting off utilities during the COVID-19 crisis. When the crisis has passed, customers will have 90 days to pay any outstanding balance.

       

  • The March 31, 2020 deadline for business license renewals is coming up. How does COVID-19 effect by business license renewal?
    • The deadline for occupation tax certificates, business licenses, and alcohol permit renewals has been extended to July 1, 2020.

       

  • What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
    • Self-isolate within your home. Contact your primary care provider before visiting in-person. Tele-medicine options are becoming increasingly available. Follow the instructions of your primary care provider until given clearance to discontinue self-isolation.

       

  • What should I do if I’ve been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19?
    • Stay at home. Do not go to gatherings such as worship services, funerals, weddings, shops, restaurants, public facilities, or public transportation facilities. Call your primary care provider if you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

       

  • I’ve recently returned from travelling, should I quarantine?
    • Yes. Persons who have travelled out of the country or out of state whether by air, train, bus, or private vehicle within the past fifteen (15) days should quarantine for no less than fifteen (15) days. Stay at home. Do not go to gatherings such as worship services, funerals, weddings, shops, restaurants, public facilities, or public transportation facilities. Call your primary care provider if you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

       

  • How long is this emergency ordinance in effect?
    • For fifteen (15) days starting today, March 26, 2020.
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