Deputies: Businesses complying with state of emergency ordinance
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, businesses seem to be complying with the local state of emergency ordinance.
Captain Brad Wolfe says there’s only been one incident wherein a business didn’t comply with the declaration.
Wolfe says deputies are giving a one-time warning and making sure business owners understand the ordinance. Authorities will ask for compliance before enforcing a fine or harsher penalties.
“The sooner we get everyone to comply and stay home — and social distancing continues — the sooner the virus will die down,” he said.
Wolfe says the same protocol goes for house parties — which they normally receive calls about on the weekends. Deputies plan to make sure homeowners understand the ordinance and ask for compliance, too.