January 6, 2020 Smyrna: Smyrna City Hall is seen during the City Council meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, in Smyrna. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton/Curtis Compton

Smyrna mayor orders salons to close, but keeps parks open

Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton has expanded his order that closes some businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Norton on Tuesday issued a second executive order that keeps city parks open, but closes pavilions, gazebos, playground and fitness equipment at those gathering spots. 

The order, which is posted on the city’s website, also shutters businesses that provide services requiring “direct contact” with customers. These businesses include, but aren’t limited to, nail and hair salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors and tattoo parlors.

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Smyrna residents are urged to stay home. If you have to leave home, be sure you remain vigilant in practicing social distancing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

“Staying at home in this urgent moment is our best defense to turn the tide against COVID-19,” Norton said. “Smyrna is a strong community and we will all get through this together.” 

The latest measures follow Norton’s order issued last week that limited restaurants to take-out service, banned public gatherings and events that include 10 or more people and closed bars, night clubs, skating rinks, gyms, trampoline parks and private social clubs. Grocery stores and day cares are exempt from the executive order.

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