The Mayor and Commission approved the 11th declaration of a local state of emergency on Dec. 1, which continues a requirement for face covers in entities and public spaces. The declaration continues in effect until January 10, 2021. Read on...
Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The Executive Order runs through December 15, while the public health emergency runs until January 8, 2021. Read on...
Jury trials may resume under an order signed on October 10, 2020 by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The order extends until November 9 the Statewide Judicial Emergency. 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...
The Mayor and Commission held a Special Called Session on Friday, August 14 at 8:15 a.m. to approve a settlement related to the recent adoptions of a mask ordinance requirement and an ordinance changing the hours of alcohol sales and bar closing times. Read on...
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.
COVID-19 Response Update at Mayor & Commission November 10 Work Session
6,938 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 55 Deaths
December 4 - 4:35 p.m.
The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 6,938 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 55 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of 3:00 p.m. on December 4. 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:
- December 1 - 6,723
- November 1 - 5,872
- October 1 - 5,121
- 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 Statewide Executive Order for December 1-15
On November 30, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the Executive Order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The new Executive Order takes effect on December 1 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through December 15 at 11:59 p.m., while the public health emergency is extended until January 8, 2021.
Among other areas, the executive order continues to include provisions for:
- Residents and visitors to practice social distancing
- Gathering of persons of more than 50 persons at a single location if they are required to stand or be seated within six feet of any other person
- Sheltering-in-place for those who have a higher risk of severe illness
- Guidelines for restaurants and dining services; industry, commerce, organizations & non-profits; healthcare; education & children; governments; sports & live performance venues; and conventions.
- Enforcement of the order
The Executive Order also includes changes that allow nurses and pharmacists to administer the pending COVID-19 vaccine, including in a drive-thru setting, and permits any nurse or pharmacist to observe patients for the requisite 15 minute window after receiving the vaccine.