How is this being enforced?

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has been authorized  to perform the duties of enforcing the Shelter in Place Ordinance. The Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to exercise its discretion to avoid making arrests for less serious criminal activity encountered in the course of enforcing the order.

The Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 678-625-1403 or

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1. Where can I read the ordinance for myself?
2. How long is the Ordinance in place for?
3. Can I leave my house?
4. What businesses are still open?
5. If a business is closed to the public can they still be open?
6. How is this being enforced?