Piedmont police say they will be patrolling to ensure compliance with “shelter-in-place” order

Of course you can still go for a walk around town and in the parks, but Piedmont police officers will be out and about to ensure that people are not congregating.

From a Mar. 18 Facebook post:

“Good Afternoon Piedmont! We appreciate all you are doing to keep our community safe and healthy.

We would like to remind everyone that members of the public need to adhere to the “Shelter-in-Place Order”. Officers are conducting routine patrols to ensure general public safety and will address any compliance issues.

What does “Shelter-in-Place” mean during this event? “Shelter-in-Place” means to stay in your home and do not leave unless necessary for one of the exceptions listed in the Order (see below). Some reasons to leave your home: get food, pick up a prescription, see a doctor, go to work if your work is essential as defined in this Order, take your child(ren) to and from childcare that is authorized under this Order, and to help people you care for get the things they need to live and be healthy and safe.

You can take a walk, but you cannot congregate in small groups. Please use our parks but maintain appropriate social distancing guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines social distancing as ‘remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.’

Most grocery stores are open, including Mulberry’s! Most have limited hours and you still need to practice social distancing, so limit your trips and be organized so you can get in and out quickly. Consider shopping online. Many stores still have curbside pickup and delivery available.

Many local restaurants are open for take-out and delivery. Give yourself a break and have dinner delivered. We will continue to keep you updated. These are huge adjustments for us all, but we all need to work together to keep our community safe! #ProtectingPiedmont

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