Trigg officials sign order limiting numbers in essential businesses

Trigg County is joining the communities that are enacting orders to help suppress the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of people in essential businesses.

In a telephonic meeting of Trigg Fiscal Court Monday, Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander says he and Cadiz Mayor Todd King signed an order that mandates the front-facing essential businesses must limit the amount of people in the business at one time.

Like the order in Christian County, it makes exceptions for children accompanying their parent when no childcare option is available and for seniors who need assistance shopping.  Judge Alexander says he feels the community is doing a good job social distancing, but this order will help reduce crowding at those businesses even further.

The order further imposes travel restrictions into the county, stating that anyone from out of state who enters Trigg County with the intent to stay—aside from those excluded in the Governor’s executive order—must report to the health department and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Magistrates praised Trigg County Hospital for their ongoing efforts to prepare for the impact of COVID-19.