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State of emergency declared in Effingham County
SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Wesley Corbitt has signed a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Effingham County.
     Because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, county officials strongly recommends that everyone practice social distancing and requests all restaurants suspend dining-in. It also  recommends that gyms, hair salons, barber shops, nail parlors, and similar establishments suspend operations for at least two weeks
     Effingham County cautions that all gatherings should be limited to fewer than 10 people and maintaining a distance of at least six feet between attendees
     At this time, Effingham County is recommending a voluntary shelter-in-place for anything other than essential activities or essential work.
     It is encouraged that all citizens of Effingham County limit travel outside of the county and any person showing symptoms recognized by the CDC as indicators of COVID-19 should refrain from entering public buildings, restaurants, shops, or facilities.

    If you believe you are symptomatic, contact your primary care physician.