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Lee County urges people to stay home this weekend, affects future decisions

There is no current stay-at-home order in Lee County, but many people in Lee County received an alert on their phone Friday encouraging them to stay home this weekend.

The county plans to monitor how many people are out this weekend to help inform them ahead of the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County meeting to discuss a stay-at-home order Monday. This is all being looked at by county leaders amid steps to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Lee County is using social media to keep visitors away and locals at home. Commissioner Brian Hamman said people are still out and about but hopes the county’s alert will change that.

And Lee County Sheriff’s Office will be patrolling by land, air and sea to help inform commissioners about public activity after being encouraged to stay home.

We asked Hamman if the alert is a sign that indicates commissioners will likely vote to approve a stay-at-home order, and he said it was not.

State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen asked commissioners to approve a shelter-in-place order for Lee County Friday.

Trust WINK News to be present at the Monday commissioners meeting when a decision is finalized.

Reporter:Morgan Rynor
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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