Savannah police and firefighters are feeling the pain of COVID-19 as 18 police officers and four firefighters tested positive for the virus, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced Tuesday during his weekly press meeting.
Savannah visitors are complying — some more reluctantly than others — with the city’s new emergency order requiring everyone in public spaces and commercial establishments to wear face masks in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring people to wear masks in public as the city’s riverside entertainment district is expected to pack in visitors for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson said he is concerned about viral spread in Chatham County as younger people hit the restaurant and bar tourist district in Savannah and add to what’s already been heavy beach traffic carrying crowds to Tybee Island. He said one of his worries is that young people who are asymptomatic could become “super spreaders.”
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued an emergency order Tuesday mandating the wearing of face masks when out in public within the city limits.
For a state that helped birth leaders of the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr., Georgia has few civil rights protections for its own residents, activists say.
Backed by its Southern charm and culinary scene, Savannah has been named one of America’s ‘Top 50 Small Cities’ by Resonance Consultancy.
The 1,000 acres mostly of undeveloped land is located off Veterans Parkway.
The city of Savannah is taking a look at requiring that face coverings be worn in public places following recent increases in COVID-19 cases.
A pilot program to allow outdoor seating at Savannah restaurants and bars has been extended.