Locust Grove cancels special called City Council meeting to discuss coronavirus

Locust Grove has cancelled a called meeting of the City Council to discuss the impact of the coronavirus.
Locust Grove has cancelled a called meeting of the City Council to discuss the impact of the coronavirus.

The city of Locust Grove in Henry County has cancelled a meeting it had planned for Friday on the coronavirus.

Locust Grove’s City Council had called for a special meeting for 4 p.m. Friday to discuss the pandemic. A workshop set for Monday also has been cancelled.

The Friday City Council meeting would have included a “presentation on COVID-19 impacts on the community and governmental operations as well as an open forum for the public,”  according to the city’s website.

Municipalities across the metro area have cancelled public meetings as the coronavirus has spread to all 50 states and killed more than 200 people. Those municipalities that have held meetings have moved to streaming the proceedings to keep residents informed without putting them in rooms where the virus could spread through contact.