Macon Mayor Robert Reichert saw the rising number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 and went as far as he thought he could go with his mayoral pen: He issued an executive order “urging and pleading” residents to wear a face mask.
As COVID-19 cases rise at record rates across Middle Georgia and the rest of the state, cities are enacting mask requirements in the absence of a statewide mandate.
Macon-Bibb County SPLOST project manager Clay Murphey told commissioners last week that about $10 million dollars remains for the renovation that was included in the tax referendum sanctioned by voters in 2016.
COVID-19 has severely cut tax revenues for state and local governments, prompting leaders to prepare cuts to services and programs.
Both the Macon-Bibb County Commission and the Board of Health passed resolutions urging Gov. Brian Kemp to reconsider his statewide order that would allow hair and nail salons, gyms, tattoo parlors and other businesses to reopen Friday.