The Jasper WalMart store on Sunday began enforcing in earnest an order handed down by Jasper County Judge Mark Allen regarding those who shop in stores.

Store employees were only allowing a certain number of people into the store at a time, and they had customers to form a line outside of the store while at the same time making sure that they were spaced out at least 6 feet apart. The employees were assisted by Jasper Police who were standing by in case any problems occurred.

However, it seemed that everyone was patiently abiding by the order.

Meanwhile, those who were shopping in the store commented that WalMart had been able to restock the store and the shelves, coolers, and freezers contained many more items on Sunday than they had in previous weeks after panicked shoppers stripped the store of many staple items when the Coronavirus crisis began.

The Jasper County order states that only one member of a household can be in a store, and officials strongly discourage taking a child or children into a store unless you absolutely have to because you are unable to leave them at home with anyone else.

According to the order, either citizens or store officials who violate this order could face arrest resulting in up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.00. 

Meanwhile, a stay at home order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday for Jasper County, meaning that all citizens are ordered to stay in their homes, except for going to and from work or going out to purchase essential items.

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