City of Thomasville issues voluntary shelter-in-place order

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 26, 2020

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The City of Thomasville has enacted a voluntary shelter-in-place for 30 days as the city continues to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The City Council voted unanimously to declare a local state of emergency on Tuesday.

“Residents are encouraged to adhere to a voluntary stay at home measure unless they are participating in outdoor exercise activities, traveling to or from work or visiting an essential business such as a grocery store, hospital, or other business as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security,” said City Manager Alan Carson.

The city has also approved a moratorium for utility disconnections for non-payment through April 24, banned public gatherings of greater than 10 people on public property and suspend backdoor garbage pickup, moving to curbside collections only, effective March 30.

For more on Thomasville's order, see the document attached to this story. Desktop readers can see it at the top right, mobile users can see the attachment at the very bottom of the story.