Bowling alleys are among the businesses ordered closed in Woodstock in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. AJC FILE

Woodstock shuts down businesses to stop COVID-19 spread

Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques on Wednesday ordered athletic clubs, movie theaters, live performance venues, bowling alleys, massage parlors and other, similar establishments in the city shut down to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The mayor’s order, in effect through April 12, also applies to instructional studios where more than 10 people including staff may be present, according to a city announcement.

Employers and businesses that remain open must restrict person-to-person contact and maintain at least six feet separation between individuals. No business, “non-profit or for-profit,” may allow more than 10 people in a single location if they must stand or sit within six feet of another, the order says.

Henriques authorized the use of city personnel and resources, “including but not limited to the Woodstock Police Department,” to assist in enforcing the order.

A prior order prohibiting indoor dining at restaurants remains in effect; those businesses, however, can offer food by delivery or carry-out. Information:

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