The historic McDonough Square in Henry County.

MCDONOUGH – Mayor and council held a special called meeting on Friday, March 20 to discuss and consider adoption of an Emergency and Disaster Management Ordinance. After some discussion, mayor and council voted to adopt the ordinance.

Additionally, the mayor signed a Declaration of Local Emergency as result of the COVID-19 epidemic. The declaration enacts the local emergency operations plan in place with Henry County Emergency Management, thus providing for the possibility of greater resources to ensure the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

The Declaration of Local Emergency also prohibits gatherings of more than 10 individuals at any location within the city of McDonough, as well as encourages citizens to comply with social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Office of the Governor.

“While we, in McDonough, enjoy spending time with our family, friends, and neighbors, we must bear in mind that it is essential for us to comply with social distancing and to avoid gatherings with 10 people or more, not only for our own safety, but also for the safety of those we care about,” said Mayor Billie Copeland.

For more information, visit the city of McDonough’s website at www.mcdonoughga.org.

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