COVID-19 Response Update at Mayor & Commission September 8 Work Session

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  1. Eighth Declaration of Local Emergency Approved by Mayor & Commission

    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...
  2. Northeast Health District to Offer Online COVID-19 Test Scheduling

    The GA DPH Northeast Health District will offer online scheduling at 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...
  3. Grand Jury Proceedings to Resume in Georgia

    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...
  4. Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated September 17)

    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...
  5. CDC: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

    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...
  6. Fare-Free Transit from Sept. 10 - Dec. 31

    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...
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COVID-19 Updates at Mayor & Commission Work Sessions

A PDF of presentations given by Manager Blaine Williams at Work Sessions each month to the Mayor and Commission providing a summary of some of the ACCGov response to the COVID-19 response since March.

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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 ( 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. 

Read a PDF of the full order.