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Cities in South Fulton County Unite & Urge Residents to Stay Home

Post Date:05/01/2020 10:42 PM

sfma stay at home letter

(Click here to view official Stay at Home Letter)

May 1, 2020 - The cities in South Fulton County are steadfast in our commitment to our top priority: the health, welfare and safety of our residents. We are working together as a body and also together with our county, state, and federal governments to align our procedures and ensure this commitment to your safety is not negatively impacted by governmental boundaries.

During this unprecedented time of uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic, it is critically important that we follow the science, the data and the recommendations of medical experts. The Governor has begun reopening the state. However, just because businesses are reopening does not mean you have to go if you do not feel safe doing so. Also, the statewide shelter in place for all Georgians expired yesterday and the only Georgians required to continue to shelter in place are elderly and medically fragile residents. Our health care partners are still recommending, even in light of the expiration of the statewide shelter-in-place for all Georgians, that staying at home is safest.

We know for some of our residents, remaining at home is not an option as many work in industries deemed part of the critical infrastructure of our economy. The mayors of the cities in South Fulton County urge our residents, who can, to stay at home. If you must leave your home, please follow the CDC guidelines which include social distancing, wearing a face covering and washing and sanitizing your hands often.

We know these recommendations will be challenging for some people, but it is critical for the safety of our community and our at-risk neighbors. We will continue to put your health, welfare and safety first and we encourage you to do the same by staying home and following the guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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