Both the Carroll County Board of Health and the Carrollton city council have released shelter-in-place orders related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The term “shelter in place” means to stay in your home and not leave unless necessary for one of the designated exceptions in the orders (linked below). In other words, everyone should stay home to slow the spread of the virus. You should limit your movements to essential outings.

Some reasons you would leave your home are to get food, to get a prescription, to see a doctor, to go to work if your work is considered essential, to take your child(ren) to and from childcare, and to help people you care for get the things they need to live and be healthy and safe. While outside your home performing these activities, all residents are urged to practice social distancing.

For purposes of the order, social distancing includes:

  • Maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals;
  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer;
  • Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands);
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; and
  • Not shaking hands.

The Carroll County Board of Health order is in effect until April 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. unless extended by the board.

The Carroll County Board of Health emergency order can be viewed on the county’s website; likewise, the city of Carrollton’s order can be viewed online.

For UWG Employees

If you work for UWG and have any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor.