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Posted on: March 24, 2020

CITIES JOINTLY ORDER SUSPENSION OF DINE IN RESTAURANT OPERATIONS

Copy of Copy of COVID-19B

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Cities of Canton and Woodstock representing over 60,000 residents in Cherokee County have jointly issued executive orders placing a ban on dining inside restaurant facilities effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.

During the time of this ban, City officials encourage restaurants to utilize alternative options for food sales including, take-out, curbside to-go, and delivery practices. Additionally, each restaurant currently operating under a consumption on premises or pouring permit for beer and wine may sell packaged (un-opened) beer and wine with food services outlined above.

Canton and Woodstock believe that the limit of in-facility dining, which goes beyond the measures ordered by Governor Brian Kemp, are best practices to curb the spread of germs while also taking into consideration the health and well-being of patrons and restaurant employees.

“We had hoped that this would be a countywide effort,” stated Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques. “Unfortunately we could not achieve a consensus among other Cherokee cities and the County.

This ban on dining does not impact personal care facilities, group homes, assisted living facilities, or healthcare cafeterias.

Follow City of Woodstock, GA on Facebook, @woodstockgagov on Twitter, or go to www.woodstockga.gov for additional information relating to COVID-19 response.

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