Gate City: Lock Downs for Guilford County

GREENSBORO – Add another one to the growing list of municipalities issuing ‘stay-at-home’ orders. The Gate City, and Guilford County have jumped on the wagon.

From the Greensboro News & Record:

“Whether they live in a city, town or an unincorporated area, residents of Guilford County will be under a “stay home” order that takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday and aims to rein-in the accelerating spread of the new coronavirus.

The order announced in a joint news conference Wednesday by Guilford County and the cities of Greensboro and High Point bans all non-essential travel and work through April 16.

The order requires local people “to stay at their place of residence except that they may leave to provide or receive certain essential services,” go to work in “essential businesses and governmental services,” and pursue other necessary functions.

“Many people will be impacted by this decision and it was the most difficult decision I’ve made as your mayor,” Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said. “There will be those who say we overstepped our authority and those who say we did not go far enough.” […]”

While you cannot please all of the people all of the time, you can take care to not give them legitimate reasons to be upset. As with all of these shutdown orders, there are plenty of small-business owners and employees that would love to do their part in slowing the spread of the disease ~ without closing their doors, laying people off, and adding economic desperation to an already challenging time.

Read more details about the lockdown, and what IS and IS NOT allowed, here.

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