The following amendment was issued by the Columbus Mayor's office:
First Amendment to Declaration of Local Emergency
Today, March 27, 2020, Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson, III announced the First Amendment to the Declaration of Local Emergency.
The Amendment, the latest step in an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, prohibits the use of facilities and recreational equipment located in public parks.
This amendment will expire with the rest of Executive Order 20-01 at midnight of April 6, 2020 unless extended by the Mayor or Columbus City Council.
Off-limits facilities and recreational equipment include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, exercise stations, pavilions, and playground equipment.
Public trails and restrooms will remain open provided that 6 feet of social distancing is maintained between people.
The Mayor continues to work closely with the Health Department, State and City officials, and members of the community to determine the best way through this crisis.
These are unprecedented times, but Columbus, GA will overcome this crisis as it overcomes any obstacle: by coming together as a community.
The City Government is attempting to keep the public up to date on any news regarding Muscogee County and the COVID-19 virus.
For broader information, the Office of the Mayor refers people to the CDC’s website which contains accurate and current data.
Please continue to do your part to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Take heed of the CDC guidelines,