March 22, 2020
Today, Governor Lee issued Executive Order 17 making changes to certain business operations statewide. Beginning at Midnight tonight, all restaurants and bars are to suspend their in-facility dining and social gathering until April 6th. Additionally, all gyms and exercise facilities are to, likewise, suspend all in-facility use and in-person services until April 6th. We will be making all of these businesses aware of the Governor’s order.
These are challenging times. We must be vigilant in efforts to follow the social distancing guidelines as set forth in this order as well as having been recommended by the CDC. However, we are also very cognizant and compassionate of the economic toll this order takes on the business owners who have invested and become a part of our community. It saddens me to already hear of a new business owner who has closed their doors altogether hoping to reopen once it is acceptable to do so. I would like you to please note that Governor Lee’s executive order does not prohibit the use of drive-throughs, take-out or delivery.
We will get through this. However, I urge each of you to continue to follow the social distancing guidelines and suggested protocols and when you have the opportunity, please support our local merchants and food establishments.
In this together with you,
Rick Graham, Mayor
City of Spring Hill