Mayor of Grovetown, Gary Jones
The Mayor Gary Jones (Mayor of Grovetown Ga.) will begin a 14 day self quarantine after showing symptoms of COVID-19. In a press release, Public Information Officer(PIO) Ashley Campbell said, "Mayor Gary Jones started exhibiting symptoms synonymous with COVID-19 including shortness of breath, dry cough, nausea, loss of smell and taste and clogged ears. "
Today (3/24/2020), after the mayor conducted video conferencing with a COVID-19 specialist at Augusta University Health, the specialist placed Mayor Jones in a "high risk" category due to his work in law enforcement and work as a public official.
Th specialist directed Mayor Jones to self-quarantine for 14 days or three days with no symptoms according to the release. Mayor Jones is taking the directions of the doctor, he remains hopeful that this is just allergies and ask that the public keep him and the community in prayer.
Mayor Jones did stress the importance of residents following the CDC guidelines, stay inside their house, don’t go out unless it is an emergency, and to continue practicing social distancing."