BBPD Issues Guidance on Stay at Home Order for Residents
The Bristol Borough Police Department issued a statement moments ago with regards to the Governors “Stay at Home Order.”
Questions about the order for localities were addressed earlier on Tuesday by county officials who said enforcement was up to localities.
The following is the full and complete release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.
STAY AT HOME ORDER GUIDANCE:
The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. The intent of this STAY AT HOME policy is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling life-sustaining services to continue. All individuals in counties subject to this policy must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services. Individuals may leave their residence ONLY to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:
ALLOWABLE INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home. • Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as getting food and household consumer products, pet food, and supplies necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. This includes volunteer efforts to distribute meals and other life-sustaining services to those in need. • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing. • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities). • To care for a family member or pet in another household.
ALLOWABLE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities). • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons. • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services. •Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction. •Travel required by law enforcement or court order. •Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
ENFORCEMENT PERIOD This policy takes effect at 8:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020, for a period of two weeks, specifically until April 6, 2020.
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