Morris County is NO LONGER EXEMPT from GA-29.
Morris County is no longer exempt from GA-29, according to County Judge Doug Reeder.
"This morning the Department of State Health Services reported the following numbers to us:
70 Cumulative Cases
21 Active Cases
Therefore, the DSHS has notified us that Morris County is NO LONGER EXEMPT from GA-29," began Judge Reeder's statement.
Do to the increase in active cases, Morris County residents are now required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial building or other building or space open to the public. The requirement does not apply in certain conditions, including:
• For any person younger than 10 years of age;
• For any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
• For any person while the person is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience; or
• For any person in a county with fewer than 20 active cases of COVID-19 and the county judge of the county has submitted an exemption affirmatively opting out of the requirement.
"At such time as Morris County again has 20 or fewer active cases of COVID-19, I intend to file another exemption opting out of the order. Until that time I am asking everyone to comply with the Governor's Executive Order," Judge Reeder added.
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