Gwinnett Issues Stay At Home Order Beyond Easter

Adjust your expectations for Passover and Easter Sunday services.

Gwinnett County and all of its cities have jointly issued a stay at home order through 11:59pm on April 13th. All businesses will be asked to close, with the exception of essential services. Curt Yeomans of the Gwinnett Daily Post reports:

“We are all navigating uncharted waters as we respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and I am grateful to each of the cities for their decisive actions,” Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said. “The district commissioners and I would like to express our deep appreciation to all of our residents and businesses for making temporary sacrifices for the good of our communities as our hospitals, healthcare workers, and first responders prepare for a rapidly growing caseload.”

The only businesses that will be allowed to remain open include health care facilities, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, gas stations, banks and related financial institutions, hardware stores, newspapers, television and radio stations, auto repair shops, auto supply stores, food cultivation businesses such as farms and businesses that provide social services.

It appears that we may still be closer to the beginning than the end of this crisis, so I’ll again point out that 2.5 weeks seems like forever in times of uncertainty – especially when you’re a laid off employee or a business owner that has debts and expenses but no revenue. That said, it’s important to keep it real, and that includes the expectations that many of us will not see “business as usual” for weeks if not months to come.

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