HENDERSON COUNTY–Judge Wade McKinney received notice Dec. 21 that Henderson County is now subject to tighter restrictions set forth within GA-32.
Executive Order GA-32 went into effect which set the metric defining the definition for a High Hospitalization Area. The metric is currently set at 15% of available staffed beds. If 15% or more of staffed beds within a Trauma Service Area (TSA) are occupied by COVID-19 patients by seven consecutive days, bars would be required to close and other businesses would have to reduce occupancy limits back down to 50%.
Under the criteria laid out in GA-32, Henderson County falls within TSA G which includes 19 counties.
In an email, Henderson County Judge Wade McKinney emphasized the importance of washing your hands, practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering when appropriate. “These three things are proven methods that slow the spread of the virus and are available to each of us. During this holiday season take care of those closest to you,” McKinney stated.