Henry County commissioners mandate protective measures

New regulations in response to COVID-19 have been ordered in Henry County.
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New regulations in response to COVID-19 have been ordered in Henry County.

The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted in a March 24 called meeting to approve a resolution to implement measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, effective immediately.

The meeting itself was convened via teleconference. The resolution, which is in effect through April 7 unless extended by the board, requires that all indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment facilities close immediately and remain closed. All eating establishments, including bars and nightclubs within county limits, have been ordered to immediately suspend in-person business and to only provide delivery, take-out or drive-thru services. Cafeterias located within medical, industrial, government or other production facilities that are deemed necessary have been ruled exempt. The resolution also encourages the reduction of people who attend worship services as well as physical distancing.

As of March 24, there were 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.