Officials in Gaston County are ready to open the economy back up!! Although Gov. Cooper has a stay at home order in effect until May 8. Commissioner Tracy Philbeck is pushing the charge to reopen businesses sooner. As a matter of fact, he went from urging people to stay home to stating that if “businesses reopen and the owners get arrested, he’ll get arrested alongside them” according to Charlotte’s Fox 46. What this means for Mecklenburg county and others we don’t know yet. Fox 46 reports:
“…”This is just a tale of two neighboring governments, taking the reopening process different ways and Thursday night, there’s a question on whether Philbeck’s statement this morning about getting Gaston county back to work e has any standing….
The county order also says the county is ready to get back to work once the state stay at home order is lifted, which isn’t for more than a week.
Philbeck says any business that wants to get back to work now needs to be practicing social distancing, and strict sanitation and hygiene guidelines.”
More details HERE