The City has continued to monitor and evaluate the COVID-19 issue and its effect on our local jurisdiction. Since my last correspondence from Friday, March 20, 2020, there have been 2 confirmed reports of positive cases for Pickens County (sourced through the Georgia Department of Public Health).
As such we will be exercising certain elements from the Emergency Ordinance that was enacted this past Thursday, March 19, 2020 during the Special Called City Council Meeting.
Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our community due to the
potential for larger gatherings of the public, beginning Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM, restaurants and establishments serving food and/or drinks within the City of Jasper will be restricted to carry-out/drive -through service only. Restaurants with current alcohol licenses will be permitted to include an unopened alcoholic beverage with to go orders. This directive is intended to stay in place for the next 30 days with the potential for an extension if warranted. Until otherwise notified, this will be effective until Monday, April 27, 2020.
At this time, we are continuing to consult with our partners in the County and Health Care Community to monitor the need for further restrictions. Should there be a need to place further restrictions on the businesses or residents in the community, we will provide notification accordingly.
During this time of uncertainty, please be aware that the leaders of this community are discussing matters of public health and safety daily and in some instances multiple times throughout the day and night. Your safety and wellbeing are of utmost concern. As such, I would like to remind all of us to adhere to the standards placed by our National and State leaders in regards to “social distancing” and taking necessary precautions of mitigating and eliminating exposure to COVID-19.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.