TUCKER, Ga. (March 20, 2020) – On Friday, Tucker Mayor Frank Auman outlined a series of new measures aimed at proactively stemming the spread of the coronavirus.
Those measures include:
- A curfew imposed between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- All businesses must comply with federal guidelines
- An order that any public gatherings within the City of Tucker meet with federal guidelines in terms of group size and social distancing
“Our general approach has been to allow as much freedom as possible to our people and businesses to continue normal activities as long as they could and would comply with guidance from our state and federal public health authorities,” Auman said. “The public response here in Tucker has been astounding and gratifying. Businesses have voluntarily closed or severely modified their practices [and] the public has been more cooperative than we could have hoped for.
“Now, despite all the voluntary compliance, I have reached the conclusion that we have run out of the logic that allows us to proceed on that basis alone, and that we must enforce certain restrictions to protect the public.”
The new rules take effect at midnight Friday. To date, there have been no known cases of the coronavirus within the City of Tucker.