MCDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Commissioners has upgraded a resolution addresses the Coronavirus passed on Tuesday to an ordinance during a special called meeting Friday afternoon.

The new language clarifies essential and non-essential businesses and further encourages residents to practice social distancing and gathering in groups of 10 or less.

It also instructs non-essential businesses to practice the six-foot rule while limiting the number of customers in the building when the six-foot rule can not be enforced.

The change from resolution to ordinance now allows the county to cite businesses and residents should they not follow the guidelines.

Board chair June Wood thanked citizens and businesses who are taking the COVID-19 threat seriously.

“We’ve got to be each other’s keepers,” she said.

Check back as this story develops.

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