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Posted on: March 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Further COVID-19 Directions on Congregating

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Citizens are urged to use good judgement when congregating at a place in which three or more people are present. Deputies may ask the group to break up while reminding them of the current public health crisis.

"Deputies to err on the side of liberty, rather than control,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “We just hope our citizens will heed the public health warnings from the Governor to not gather, so our Deputies can focus on other areas of more concern.”

COVID-19 Directions on Congregating

The exceptions to the executive order are as follows:

• Gatherings in homes or authorized gatherings

• Includes the following essential activities:

• Shopping at grocery stores and home improvement stores

• Getting gas at gas stations

• Daycares

• Construction sites

• Blood drives

Authorized gatherings do not include:

• Congregating at the entrance to a store to socialize.

• Gathering in public parks.

In addition, Sheriff Tolson is urging the public to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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