COVID-19 Response Update at Mayor & Commission September 8 Work Session
Apply for Local Small Business Grants & Loans Through Sept. 22 & Sept. 30
The Mayor and Commission approved an eighth declaration of a local state of emergency on Sept. 15, which includes a requirement for face covers in entities and public spaces. The declaration continues in effect until Oct. 15. Read on...
The GA DPH Northeast Health District will offer online scheduling at PublicHealthAthens.com for its Athens, Loganville, and Winterville COVID-19 testing locations as of Sat., Sept. 19, 2020. The new online system augments the existing telephone hotline. Read on...
Grand jury proceedings may resume under an order signed on September 10, 2020 by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The order extends until Oct. 10 the Statewide Judicial Emergency. Read on...
In order to help minimize exposure and contacts, the ACCGov courts and the Western Judicial Circuit will scale back court-related operations through October 10. Read on...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Read on...
As of September 10, due to CARES Act funding approved by the Mayor and Commission in August, ACCGov Transit buses are fare free through the end of 2020. Read on...
4,821 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 41 Deaths
September 18 - 3:15 p.m.
The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 4,821 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 41 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of 3:00 p.m. on September 18. For more details and statistics, visit the DPH daily status report website.
These are cumulative cases total since February 25, 2020. For reference, numbers from the beginning of each month:
- September 1 - 3,082
- August 1 - 1,694
- July 1 - 574
- June 1 - 293
- May 1 - 155
- April 1 - 54
- March 1 - 4
The Daily Status Report is updated once daily at 3:00 p.m. to allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports. If you view the data, please be sure to check the area showing the definitions of the information presented. Some, such as "hospitalizations," have different meanings than what may be expected.
Governor’s September 15 Statewide Executive Order for September 16-30
The 51-page September 15 Executive Order from Governor Kemp continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile. The order runs through 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2020.