March 27, 2020 Braselton COVID-19 Update

The Town of Braselton has issued a Stay at Home order effective at midnight tonight. 

Here is a brief overview.  The full ordinance can be found HERE

 Individuals to Stay at Home - Residents may leave their homes to conduct activities that are essential to their own health and safety and that of family/household members, partners, significant others, and pets. Essential activities include, but are not limited to, obtaining food, medication and medical supplies, household consumer supplies and healthcare services or caring for a family member or pet in another household. It is also permissible to engage in outdoor activity, like walking, hiking, running or bicycling, as long as individuals comply with social distancing requirements.  Individuals who work to provide essential services or essential products may leave their places of residence to carry out these activities.

Non Essential Businesses to Close All businesses with a facility in the Town, except Essential Businesses, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the Town except Minimum Basic Operations.  All Essential Businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open. Such businesses include healthcare, grocery stores; organizations that provide food, shelter and social services to those in need; news agencies; gas stations, auto supply and auto repair shops; shipping and receiving; banks; and restaurants that offer delivery, takeout or drive-thru service. For a complete list, please refer to the order.

To the greatest extent feasible, Essential Businesses shall comply with Social Distancing Requirements. Businesses consisting exclusively of employees or contractors who work from home may continue to operate.

Government Functions, Healthcare and Construction The order also makes exceptions for essential governmental functions and essential infrastructure, meaning public works construction, private construction and related activities, utilities, telecommunications and solid waste services. First responders, emergency management personnel, 911 dispatchers, court personnel, law enforcement personnel and others who perform essential services, such as healthcare workers, are exempt from the order.

Public Gatherings Prohibited. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes as expressly permitted

Patio Dining, previously allowed, is prohibited under this Order.

This local emergency order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. on March 28, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020

 Mayor Bill Orr