Pike County Sheriff responds to Kemp shelter-in-place executive order

STAFF REPORT :::

Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas has issued a statement regarding Governor Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place executive order.

“The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous phone calls with questions regarding the recent orders passed down by Governor Kemp. I understand that we all face a trying time that can leave us anxious for answers. All of our citizens should be reassured that we are here for you, and will continue to perform our duties. Our citizens have, and continue, to exercise an example for others to follow. The elected officials of Pike County have worked tirelessly to address issues as they arise. Numerous posts made to social media are simply untrue and only add fuel to the fears of people. The use of common sense by all is a powerful tool to assure order amid the chaos. The rules set forth by the Governor are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The effort is to alleviate the pressure on our health care system. Most businesses are allowed to stay open with the use of social distancing. Groceries, medications, gas ,and household goods can still be purchased. Churches can still worship while following social distancing at their facility. We are all in this together and we will prevail through faith in God, prayer and determination.”

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