Order Signed by Health Officer Closes All Dine-In Operations in Cloud County, Effective Immediately

Order Signed by Health Officer Closes All Dine-In Operations in Cloud County, Effective Immediately

An order signed by Cloud County Health Officer Dr. Dorothy Breault and Cloud County Health Administrator Brandi Bray has closed all restaurants, bars, taverns, dining facilities, clubs (private or public membership), and cafes to dine-in operations, effective immediately.  All such establishments shall be limited to curb-side pickup, carry out, drive through or delivery.

Any sheriff, deputy sheriff or other law enforcement officer of the state is able to assist in the execution and enforcement of this order.

This order may be supplemented or modified as required for the effective and efficient management and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cloud County by further order or direction of the Cloud County Commission or by Dr. Breault.

As KNCK News was the first to report last week, the County Commission held a special meeting with Dr. Breault and Bray on Thursday, March 19th and voted unanimously to pass a resolution in support of recent guidelines issued by United States President Donald Trump calling on Cloud County residents to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people and to limit discretionary travel.  This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, all gatherings at auditoriums, theaters, museums, arenas, conference rooms, meeting halls, taverns, health and fitness centers, recreation centers and licensed pools.

This provision does not apply to retail food establishments like grocery stores or convenience stores, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care and assisted living facilities or office spaces, as well as funerals or memorial services, childcare locations, residential care centers, hotels, correctional facilities, or religious gatherings as long as attendees engage in appropriate social distancing.

A prohibited public gathering also does not apply to any lawful gathering entirely indoors and within a private living space.

For all gatherings of people, it is strongly encouraged that everyone follows the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and federal, states and local public health officials and private medical providers.