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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Eighth Declaration of Local Emergency Approved by Mayor & Commission

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

The Mayor and Commission approved an eighth declaration of a local state of emergency at a Special Called Session on Tuesday, September 15. The declaration is in effect through October 15, 2020 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the May...

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Full Eighth Declaration of a Local Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Northeast Health District to Offer Online COVID-19 Test Scheduling

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Athens, GA – The Northeast Health District will offer online scheduling for three of its COVID-19 testing locations starting this Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Anyone wishing to be tested at these sites – located in Athens, Loganville, ...

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Northeast Health District Online Scheduling Site Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Grand Jury Proceedings to Resume in Georgia

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

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 Chief Justice Melton first declared on March ...

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6th Order for Statewide Judicial Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated September 17)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On September 10, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through October 10, 2020. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-relat...

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6th Order for Statewide Judicial Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

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

CDC - Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Under this Order from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue eviction or possessory action, shall not evict any covered person from any reside...

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CDC Website with Details & Declaration Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2020

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

Transit Buses Fare Free from Sept. 10 - Dec. 31, 2020

Starting Thursday, September 10, ACCGov Transit is fare free through the end of 2020. Anyone can ride Transit buses to any destination throughout Athens-Clarke County for free during this time. 

Please note, due to COVID-19, the last drop-off is a...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Local Loan & Grant Applications for Athens-Clarke County Small Businesses Open Sept. 8

Local Loan & Grant Applications for Athens-Clarke County Small Businesses Open Sept. 8

Funded through the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) and the federal CARES Act, the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the City of Winterville and the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

The Mayor and Commission held a Special Called Session on Friday, August 14 at 8:15 a.m. to approve a settlement with plaintiffs related to the recent adoptions of a mask ordinance requirement for public and commercial spaces and an ordinance changing the...

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Declaration of Local State of Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Athens CARES Funding of $6.6 Million

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

At a Special Called Session on August 11, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved a resolution to authorize the execution of the Coronavirus Relief Fund terms and conditions agreement and a Commission-Defined Option for disbursement o...

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PDF of Commission-Defined Option Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Second Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

In accordance with the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency entered on July 12, 2020, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts of the Western Judi...

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Second Standing Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates