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Danville cancels weekend street closures due to COVID-19 concerns

Original post made on Oct 28, 2020

Faced with repeated COVID-19 health order violations by a handful of downtown Danville establishments, and capped by an Oct. 17 fight, the town of Danville will cancel the weekend closure of the street for the immediate future.

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Posted by Reader
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2020 at 6:10 am

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This is so disappointing. Wearing a mask and keeping the tables apart is too much for some people? Which restaurants are responsible for the streets staying open again? It’s not fair to the majority who apparently were following guidelines.

Posted by Concerned Resident
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2020 at 7:13 am

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I agree with Reader above. I wish the names of the establishments that have repeatedly violated the rules could be shared so we can boycott them. Vote with your feet.

Posted by Geoff Gillette
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2020 at 10:41 am

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@Reader and @concerned resident

Just to explain, we have not identified those businesses involved because we don't want to engage in public shaming or boycotts. We recognize that our businesses are suffering and doing what they can to recoup, but we need everyone to pull together and follow the health order. We are continuing to work with all our businesses to make sure everyone is listening and following the order.

The issue with the street closure being rescinded had a lot to do with the fact that it was being used as a large gathering area. This created an environment where little face covering or social distancing was being used. As a result of this, the concerns about health order violations, and other concerns presented by businesses on Hartz Avenue it was decided that the closure of Hartz was no longer providing the benefit that we had hoped for.

Thank you,

Geoff Gillette
Public Information Officer
Town of Danville

[email protected]

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