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Russell County Health Department Bans Gatherings of More Than 10

Russell County Health DepartmentThe Russell County Health Department has released a public health order regarding public gatherings in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All large public gatherings of people in Russell County are prohibited. Large public gatherings are those with more than 10 people in attendance or anticipated to attend, both indoor and outdoor, except for governmental functions, judicial functions and all deemed essential industries as defined by US Homeland Security.

Religious services, funerals and memorial services, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, are authorized to have more than 10 people in attendance but must ensure appropriate social distancing of at least six feet between non-cohabitating members.

All restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs, auditoriums, bowling alleys, fitness centers, swimming pools, movie theaters and any public gathering locations or special event in Russell County are hereby ordered closed to the public effective at 12:01 AM on March 25, 2020 until April 6, 2020, except that any such establishment may continue to provide carryout, drive-through and delivery food and beverage services. In all areas, establishments must follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal, state and local public health officials for social distancing and infection control measures.

This order may be supplanted or modified as required for the effective and efficient management and control of the coronavirus epidemic in Russell County by further order or direction of the Russell County Board of Public Health or by the Russell County Local Health Officer.

COVID-19 Public Health Order 3-24-20

(Information courtesy Russell County Health Department.)

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