1. Coronavirus Update - Transit

    ACCGov Transit Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    An ACCGov employee in Transit has reported to their supervisor that they tested positive for COVID-19. ACCGov is following guidance provided by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) with regard to isolation and quarantine, as well as patient privacy. Read on...
  2. Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Finance

    Local Emergency Order Extending Business Occupation Tax Deadline to June 1

    The April 1, 2020 deadline for payment of the Business Occupation Tax and regulatory fees is extended to June 1, 2020. All other provisions of the Occupation Tax Ordinance remain in full force and effect. Read on...
  3. Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Finance

    Local Emergency Order for Unopened Take Out Alcohol Sales by On-Premises Licensed Establishments

    Establishments licensed to sell beer and or wine on premises can sell unopened beer and wine for take-out consumption off premises for the duration of the COVID-19 Local Emergency. Read on...
  4. Georgia Department of Health Logo

    Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response Read on...
  5. Coronavirus COVID-19 - Tax Assessors Office Update

    Details on April 1 Filing Deadline for Personal Property Tax Returns & Conservation Use Applications

    The Clarke County Board of Assessors requests that all personal property tax returns and conservation use applications be mailed to their office at 325 E. Washington St. Room 280, Athens, Georgia, 30601. Read on...
  6. Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

    Governor Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

    On March 26, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. Read on...
  7. Coronavirus Update - Transit

    FlixBus and Megabus Suspend Service to Athens

    ATTENTION MEGABUS & FLIXBUS CUSTOMERS: Effective immediately: All Flixbus and Megabus Bus Service to/from Athens have been canceled until further notice. Read on...
  8. Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

    State of Georgia Executive Order by Governor Kemp - March 23, 2020

    Limiting large gatherings of more than 10 at a single location if gathering requires persons to stand or be seated within 6' of another, ordering "shelter in place" for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for 14 days. Read on...
  9. Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

    Georgia Department of Driver Services - Emergency Operation Plan & 60-Day License/ID Extension

    All valid GA driver’s licenses and ID cards with an expiration date between now and June 30, 2020, will receive an extension by a period of 60 days. Georgia DDS customer service centers will cease customer-facing services until further notice. Read on...
  10. Coronavirus Updates - Board of Elections

    Election Postponement Update

    The Board of Elections is providing information concerning the Presidential Preference Primary which was postponed to coincide with the General Primary on May 19, 2020. Read on...
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Begins in Athens-Clarke County

    The Northeast Health District has opened a drive-through site that is testing for COVID-19 by referral. The testing site is performing specimen collection only, and results will take three to four days. No results will be given on-site. Read on...
  12. Prioritize COVID-19 Tests for Most Vulnerable, First Responders, Health Workers

    From the Georgia Department of Public Health - March 18, 2020 Read on...
  13. Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Police

    Police Department Reminds Residents to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

    There are no approved vaccines, drugs, or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent the COVID-19 virus. No one, acting in any official capacity, has been conducting door-to-door testing for COVID-19 in the area. Read on...
  14. Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Small Business Emergency Loans Available

    Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in Georgia. Read on...
  15. Coronavirus Update - Transit

    ACC Transit Fare-Free with Reduced Services from March 18 - April 7

    ACC Transit will operate a weekend schedule, stop collecting fares, and implement additional health and safety measures in response to coronavirus concerns during March 18-April 7. Read on...
  16. Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

    Athens-Clarke County Courts Scale Back Court Operations until April 13

    In order to help minimize exposure and contacts, the courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will scale back court-related operations through April 13. Read on...
  17. Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Police

    Police Chief Cleveland Spruill Announces Reporting and Response Protocol Changes

    With a continuing focus on the primary function to protect and serve the community, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department is taking several proactive steps to keep their members and the community safe. Read on...
  18. Leaf and Limb Map

    ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area A during the week of March 30 - April 3

    ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area A during the week of March 30 - April 3. Read on...
  19. Dr. Ilka McConnell Named ACCGov Economic Development Department Director

    Dr. Ilka McConnell Named ACCGov Economic Development Department Director

    Dr. Ilka McConnell has been named the new Economic Development Department Director. Her first day will be April 1. An Athens resident, McConnell has worked with Gwinnett County as the Strategic and Economic Development Manager since August 2018. Read on...
  20. 45th Juried Exhibition Opening Reception on March 5, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    45th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center

    The 45th Juried Exhibition opens on March 5 with an opening reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and runs March 5 - May 2, 2020. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours. Read on...
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