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    April 22, 2020

    Stockbridge City Council Encourages Citizens To Remain Compliant With CDC Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 & Will Hold A Virtual Meeting To Discuss Resolution Opposing The Opening Of Non-Essential Businesses on April 23, 2020


    Stockbridge, Georgia- April 22, 2020- Members of the Stockbridge City Council continue to remain deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 on all citizens. The Council is highly encouraging both residents and visitors to seriously comply with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Individuals at higher risk for the illness, because of older age or existing health concerns, are highly encouraged to take immediate actions to reduce the risk of getting ill. According to the CDC, COVID-19 is believed to mainly spread from person to person and some infected people may not have symptoms yet play a role in the spread of the illness. There is no vaccine to prevent the illness at this time. It is widely believed that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19. The CDC has recommended the following steps below to help reduce the spread of the illness.

    *Stay home if possible 
    *Wash hands often
    *Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away)
    *Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces 
    *Cover coughs and sneezes 
    *Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    Stockbridge City officials strongly encourage residents to restrict travel unless necessary. The CDC recommends for community members not to congregate in large groups at this time due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. 

    "The safety and well-being of all community members is our top priority," said Stockbridge Mayor Anthony S. Ford. "This illness has taken far too many lives and we must continue to implement those actions to prevent the spread of this serious virus. Members of the Stockbridge City Council ask that citizens keep in mind that the virus can continue to spread even as the State of Georgia opens back up.  By continuing to take practical and logical steps recommended by the CDC,  we all can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19. May God bless each of us during this challenging time." 

    The City of Stockbridge will hold a special called virtual Zoom meeting on this Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2 pm EST to discuss a resolution opposing the opening of non-essential businesses. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the online meeting; details can be found on the City's social media pages. 

    For more medical information and pertinent health updates, community members are encouraged to visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suspected cases of COVID-19 in the surrounding area should be reported immediately to the Georgia Department of Health at 1-844-442-2681. 

    Stockbridge celebrates 100 years of cityhood in 2020. The City of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives which promote a sustainable "live, work, play" environment. The City of Stockbridge believes that people are the most valuable asset in delivering services to all citizens. 

    For more information on the City of Stockbridge, please visit the website below. 
    www.cityofstockbridge.com

    FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, CONTACT: 

    Shana Thornton 
    Public Information Officer 
    City of Stockbridge
    4640 North Henry Blvd. 
    Stockbridge, GA 30281
    Telephone: 678-833-3342
    Email: sthornton@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov
    Website: www.cityofstockbridge.com
    Contact:
    Shana Thornton , Public Information Officer
    sthornton@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov, 678-833-3342
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