Dooly declares local state of emergency with curfew

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VIENNA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Dooly County officials issued a local state of emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19 effective noon Tuesday. This is according to a post on the Dooly County Facebook page.

The declaration of emergency says that the county is enacting a mandatory curfew between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. All Dooly County residents will remain at home between those hours.

Public gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. This includes restaurants except for takeout, delivery, drive-thru, and curbside service.

The declaration says that all other retail, commercial, or industrial establishments can remain open with the following restrictions:

  • Reasonable steps taken to ensure that customers, employees, and other persons on the premises generally not be within 6 feet of each other for longer than brief periods
  • Employees are not permitted to work if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19