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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Public Notice: Camden County Restaurants Onsite Service Temporarily Discontinued

All restaurants in Camden County shall temporarily discontinue onsite food and beverage consumption. This order will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and will remain in effect until 12 noon on April 6, 2020, or may be terminated earlier in conjunction with the termination of Governor Kemp’s State of Emergency.

As part of this order, no onsite (indoor or outdoor) consumption of food or drink will be allowed. Restaurants will be allowed and are encouraged to serve food via pick-up, delivery, or drive‐thru services. Social distancing shall be maintained at all times. Limiting public interactions will reduce the likelihood of community spread of COVID-19.

Restaurants with on premises licenses are temporarily allowed to sell unopened bottles of beer and wine for off premises consumption with food takeout orders. Open container laws within vehicles still apply.

Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order closing all bars beginning on March 24, 2020, at 12 noon and ending April 6, 2020 at 12 noon. Additionally, no business, establishment, non-profit corporation, or organization shall allow more than ten (10) persons to be gathered at a single location if such gathering requires persons to stand or be seated within six (6) feet of any other person.

As of 7:00 p.m. on March 23, 2020, Georgia has 800 confirmed cases and 12 in the Coastal Georgia Health District, including one in Camden County. Because testing has been limited, there may not be an accurate picture of the current level of infection in our community. At this time, Camden County continues to maintain a voluntary curfew from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly.

Additional actions may become necessary as this public health emergency continues to impact our community.

Examples of those measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Mandatory Curfew (8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.)
  • Voluntary Shelter-in-Place
  • Mandatory Shelter-in-Place

All critical infrastructure including, grocery stores, government services, providers of food, water, fuel, medical care, pharmacies, and deliveries would continue under all measures above.

Additionally, the measures listed above do not affect operations at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Full Public Notice (PDF)

Governor Kemp’s Executive Order (PDF)



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