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County to announce new Emergency Order today
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County officials had looked at imposing property tax after the on-post housing manager opened rentals to everyone, not just military families.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting this morning via teleconference and Facebook Live. They unanimously passed a local Emergency Declaration that mirrors the one issued by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s Shelter-in-place order of Thursday while also providing additional language that will enable the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office to enforce violators.

County Administrator Joey Brown said they plan to host a Facebook Live event today at 3 p.m. for the general public. They also plan to release the entire County Emergency Order later today on their website: https://www.libertycountyga.com/

Prior to discussing the declaration, the commissioners received an update based on the 7 p.m. April 2, report from the Coastal Health District. There are currently 5,444 cases of COVID-19 in Georgia with 176 deaths and 1,129 people hospitalized.
There are seven confirmed cases in Liberty County but likely many more due to some people being asymptomatic. There is no county specific number of how many in the county have been tested.
There is no drive-through test site in Liberty County due to the limited amount of test kits in the state. Liberty Regional Medical Center does have test kits, but testing can only be provided through an order from the individual’s’ physician. The Coastal Health District does anticipate the number will rise as more get tested.
Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 should call their physician first. If you plan to go to Liberty Regional Medical Center, you must call ahead so they can prepare for your arrival.
Right now, there are no reported cases in the county from the nursing homes or the homeless community.

The Coastal Health District reported that there are drive through test sites in Glynn and Chatham Counties.

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