Judge grants restraining order to Boone businesses after town passed order requiring visitors to self-isolate

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BOONE, NC (WBTV) – A Watauga County Superior Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the Town of Boone after it passed an emergency order that would’ve required visitors to self-isolate for 14 days.

The town’s order, passed Thursday, required people “except for commuters who regularly work in Watauga County,” to not enter any establishment open to the public other than medical offices and facilities” until they’ve been in the county uninterrupted for at least two weeks.

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Businesses would suffer “irreparable harm” without a restraining order and the town’s order would hurt their reputation by forcing them to cancel honored reservations, Judge Gregory Horne ruled.

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