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Updated State of Emergency declaration for Cochran and Bleckley County.
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The City of Cochran and Bleckley County have updated the State of Emergency declared Tuesday. In a resolution posted on the city's Facebook page yesterday, it declares a public health state of emergency until April 15. Gatherings of ten or more people on property owned by the city or county are banned but doesn't prevent people from using designated pedestrian areas as long as there are no gatherings. Businesses such as gyms and nail salons are ordered closed. It closes restaurant dining rooms but does allow for drive through, carryout, or delivery services. Public and private gatherings outside houses are banned though it doesn't prohibit gatherings of people conducting "essential" business as designated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, designated by the governor as "critical infrastructure", or the provision of medical and health services. It restates the previously announced curfew and also re-states that utility services will not be disconnected during the state of emergency.

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