The cities of Forest Park and Riverdale, along with unincorporated Clayton County, have upped the ante by requiring residents to stay home and non-essential businesses to close.
An attempt Monday by the Forest Park City Council to consider modifying a shelter-in-place ordinance ended in confusion when residents attempted to have their say, demonstrating the strains of trying to govern by teleconference.
A special called meeting by teleconference Monday, March 30 shut down the possibility of lifting the shelter in place order, as well as whether to exempt businesses from enforcing the Centers for Disease Control guidelines of keeping people 6 feet apart from each other.
The City of Forest Park will hold a special called meeting by teleconference to address the response to Public Health Emergency Order 2 on Monday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.
The Forest Park City Council has declared two emergency orders, effective immediately, imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, prohibiting public gatherings of 10 or more people, and shutting restaurant seating, bars, entertainment venues and gyms through at least April 10 due to COVID-19.
The City of Forest Park is extending the closure of its city offices and public parks "indefinitely" and has cancelled Municipal Court due to the COVID-19 emergency.
After residents began calling Forest Park Police upset about the parks being shut down due to COVID-19 dangers, Mayor Angelyne Butler issued a statement to residents Thursday.
Mayor Angelyne Butler says all city buildings and all public parks in the city of Forest Park are closed until further notice, effective immediately, due to the COVID-19 emergency.
The city of Forest Park has announced a series of initiatives it as undertaken with respect to the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the decision of the president of the United States to announce a national emergency.
Councilwoman Latresa Akins-Wells made a motion to consider Option Two, the outright ban, which Councilman Dabouze Antoine seconded.