City of Donalsonville speaks on COVID-19 cases

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DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WDHN) — Out of 1,247 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, two cases are from Seminole County.

Earlier this week, the Donalsonville hospital revealed three patients who all tested positive for the sickness. The latest update states that there have been two more patients added to that list-making that a total of 5 cases from the hospital.

We reached out to the hospital in hopes of an in-person statement but was unable to do so during the busy time. However, city officials shared how they are coping with the cases in town as well as possibly prevent more cases.

“We actually started encouraging the businesses and the people to practice the recommendations in place like social distancing, refraining from meetings in large groups and the people in Donalsonville and businesses have complied,” City Manager Steve Hicks said.

Seminole County is under a state of emergency. Restaurants in the city are doing curbside pickup and delivery options. Also, a curfew is in place for residents.

“We re-enacted a curfew that will go from 10 at night to 5 in the morning starting tonight,” Hicks said.

Even with the cases of COVID-19 at the Donalsonville hospital, it is still not enough to shut the city down. There are still precautions in place to prevent it from spreading.

“We’re not shut down we’re just limiting the traffic at city hall and protecting the employees as well as the citizens coming in,” Hicks said.

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