Stockbridge resolution orders emergency shutdown

Public access to businesses in Stockbridge has been severely curtailed.
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Public access to businesses in Stockbridge has been severely curtailed.

Businesses in Stockbridge that are considered non-essential have been ordered to suspend public access, according to a resolution passed March 24 during a special called meeting of the City Council.

Medical providers, food and beverage retailers, gas stations, childcare providers and banking institutions are listed among the exceptions to the new mandate, which is in effect through April 7, according to a statement released by the city. An online portal is in place for citizens to report suspected violations. Businesses are encouraged to contact city manager Randy Knighton with questions and concerns, and officials will post updates on the city’s social media accounts.

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