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Union City Issues "Shelter in Place" Order Effective through 4/27

Post Date:03/27/2020 4:18 PM

UC Shelter in Place Order

Union City Amends Local State of Emergency Declaration, Declaration Now Includes "Shelter in Place" Order

(Click here to view official release)

Union City, GA (March 27, 2020) – Union City's Mayor and Council voted to approve an amendment to the City's local state of emergency declaration.  The amendment includes an order to "Shelter in Place."

Residents are encouraged to remain home as much as possible and avoid all gatherings. The order will not affect citizens’ ability to shop for groceries, go to medical appointments or pick up medications, use curbside service for meal pickups from restaurants, or care for loved ones.  While essential businesses will continue operating, nonessential businesses will close or, if possible, work remotely. 

Under the order, Union City parks and recreational facilities will remain closed.  However, residents may utilize walking trails and tracks for outdoor exercise as long as social distancing is practiced.  The amended declaration also provides that the City will not disconnect any public utility service due to non-payment up to May 13, 2020.

Recent spikes in confirmed COVID-19 cases have led many local and state officials around the nation to issue “Shelter in Place” orders to compel residents to stay home and limit movement while flattening the curve.

Union City’s “Shelter in Place” went into effect following the City Council's approval at 10:00 a.m. on March 27, 2020.  It will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., April 27, 2020, or until rescinded, extended, superseded, or amended by the City Council. To access the order which includes a listing of essential businesses, click here.

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