Today Governor Stitt issued his “Open Up & Recover Safely (OURS)" plan. It is not an executive order by the Governor, but rather is guidance for individuals, businesses, and communities on re-opening businesses and activities shut down or limited due to the pandemic. The City of Coweta’s State of Emergency resolution states that we as a city will follow state guidance and implement it without further action of the Council. In light of that, we will be allowing the following businesses within Coweta to re-open on April 24th, provided they adhere to the policies and procedures noted:
- Personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, and pet groomers can reopen for appointments only and must adhere to sanitation protocols and strict social distancing protocols for distancing between customers and visitors as noted in this document.
- State parks, outdoor recreation, and playgrounds will be re-opened
During this time and moving forward for the time being, grocery stores should continue to maintain hours for vulnerable populations.
Please note that gatherings of more than 10 people remain prohibited; that religious, sports, civic or other gatherings of any type where more than 10 people may gather therefore remain prohibited. Businesses not expressly included above and not deemed essential by previous state guidance must remain closed to the public. Current CDC guidance remains that people should wear a face mask while in public to reduce the chances of transmitting the virus to others.
The City Council will be meeting next week to evaluate our local situation and the Governor’s guidance and may take further actions at that time.