Fayette County health board issues resolution about COVID-19 precautions

Credit: Courtesy Fayette County Board of Health

Credit: Courtesy Fayette County Board of Health

The Fayette County Board of Health issued a resolution on Sept. 14 to “strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations” and continued use of face masks, social distancing and hand washing to help reduce the local spread of coronavirus. Signed by board chair Debbie Britt, it notes that Fayette has experienced “a significant surge,” which the health department said Monday includes nearly 670 new cases and six deaths over two weeks. The resolution advocates using face coverings indoors as well as outdoors when social distancing of six feet or more is not possible, plus frequent hand washing.

The recommendations are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, but the resolution states that the county “has the express right, duty, power, privilege and authority to take such steps as may be necessary to prevent and suppress disease…and to determine compliance with health laws and rules.”

Fayette offers free drive-through COVID testing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 140 Stonewall Ave. West in Fayetteville; registration is required via mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.