Warren mayor asks police to increase enforcement of social distancing guidelines

Posted at 1:25 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 22:47:58-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is instructing police to increase their enforcement of social distancing guidelines.

According to a letter from Fouts, he will be having police conduct patrols of retail areas and issue warnings or citations for repeated failures to comply with social distancing.

"At checkout lanes floors should be clearly marked 6 feet apart and you should be limiting the number of people in your business at a given time. In addition, you should encourage customers to go down aisles one way so they are not bumping into each other," Fouts wrote in the letter.

"I understand that this may pose a hardship on some businesses, but such a hardship is insignificant when compared to the threat posed to our community, particularly our senior citizens and those with preexisting conditions, by COVID-19. I think if you follow these guidelines you will have more consumer’s wanting to patronize your business when you put employee and customer safety first," he said.

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