Augusta Commission explores extraordinary steps to combat coronavirus in city

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
News 12 at 6 O’Clock/NBC at 7

Augusta Commission is meeting Thursday to discuss city efforts to combat the coronavirus. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Just like the rest of the world, Augusta has hit the pause button in regard to the coronavirus.

Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. even suggested come April 1, a drastic change could come for our community in terms of local legislation and ordinances.

But so far, commissioners stressed the need for continued social distancing.

We even saw commissioners separate themselves by sitting in a row alone instead of upfront to be 6 feet away from colleagues.

From now until April 1 at least, the community centers, athletic facilities, public restrooms, and some administrative offices will no longer be open to the public.

Leaders announced a new COVID-19 information line. You just dial 311 to ask any questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

It's in partnership with the Georgia Department of Health.

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