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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 31, 2020

Sixth Declaration of Local Emergency Approved by Mayor & Commission on July 30

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

UPDATED July 31, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.: Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Eric Norris has placed a stay of enforcement on Section 6 of this ordinance related to the requirements for face covers.

The Mayor and Commission approved a sixth declaration of a local state of emergency at a Special Called Session on Thursday, June 30. The declaration includes some additions and clarifications from previous declarations. The declaration is in effect through September 3, 2020 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor and Commission.

These additions and clarifications include:

  • Patrons and employees of restaurants with a retail liquor, beer, or wine by the drink license can transport, serve, or consume alcoholic beverages in outdoor seating areas within 100’ of the outer wall of licensed premises or transport beverages across public streets, sidewalks, or rights-of-way to these locations.
  • The April 1, 2020 deadline for Occupation Tax and regulatory fees has been extended until October 2, 2020.
  • Clarification that face covers are required not only in commercial entities, but also in spaces open to the public, or when a person is in an outdoor public space, whenever it is not feasible to maintain appropriate social distancing from another person not in the same household.
  • An exception to the requirement for face covers was changed to require being seated when eating or drinking.

The full sixth declaration of a local emergency is available online.

Full Sixth Declaration of a Local Emergency
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