Henry and Fulton follow a similar measure that went into effect Wednesday in Clayton County and follows others already in place in Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and several metro cities, including Atlanta, Forest Park, Riverdale and Doraville.
Henry’s ordinance is in effect through April 21, but commissioners left open the possibility of convening another meeting before then if they need to make adjustments based on the impact of the virus.
In an effort to rally residents, commissioners implored the community to act as “one Henry” and support shelter in place and each other.
“We gonna to get through this,” Commissioner Gary Barham said, praising the effort of leaders and residents alike. “It’s going to take all of us working together to make this work.”