Mask Requirements in Athens-Clarke County

The 31st local declaration of emergency approved by the Mayor & Commission on June 10, 2022 continues to include a mask requirement in public spaces and private entities under certain conditions. The declaration will run through July 20, 2022 unless renewed, amended, or rescinded by the Mayor and Commission.

  • As per changes to the local order, the mask requirement is not enforced until the CDC Community Level is "High"
  • As per a statewide executive order issued by the governor, even when the mask requirement is in effect private entities must opt into the requirement
  • The CDC Community Level is updated every Thursday by 8:00 PM
  1. UGA Changes to COVID-19 Campus Response as of May 16

    As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions and public health conditions and treatments improve, UGA will begin treating COVID-19 as they do any other infectious disease cases. Read on...
  2. DPH Moves to Weekly COVID-19 Data Reporting

    Case counts and vaccination updates will be published on the DPH website every Wednesday beginning April 20. The last daily updates to the Daily Status Report and the vaccine dashboard will be April 15. Read on...
  3. Free at-home COVID-19 tests available at covidtests.gov

    Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four (4) free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Read on...
  4. Georgia Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance Program

    The Georgia Rental Assistance Program offers aid to eligible tenants, their landlords, and utility providers to cover activities including rent arrears, current and future rent payments, and utility arrears payments. Read on...
  5. New Hours for Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at Mitchell Bridge Road

    Effective Monday, January 31, the drive-through testing site operated by Mako Medical in partnership with the Northeast Health District and ACCGov returned to its previous location, the old fire station located at 3500 Atlanta Highway. Read on...
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Weekly update of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Athens-Clarke County

26,176 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 215 Deaths as of April 1, 2022

The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 26,176 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 215 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of April 1, 2022. For more details and statistics, visit the DPH daily status report website.

These are cumulative positive cases total since February 25, 2020. For reference, numbers from the beginning of each month:

  • April 1, 2022 - 26,176
  • March 1, 2022 - 26,034
  • February 1, 2022 - 25,374
  • January 1, 2022 - 19,566
  • December 1, 2021 - 17,672
  • November 1, 2021 - 17,392
  • October 1, 2021 - 16,993
  • September 1, 2021 - 15,280
  • August 1, 2021 - 13,291
  • July 1, 2021 - 12,951
  • June 1, 2021 - 12,893
  • May 1, 2021 - 12,752
  • April 1, 2021 - 12,436
  • March 1, 2021 - 12,003
  • February 1, 2021 - 11,162
  • January 1, 2021 - 8,580
  • December 1, 2020 - 6,723
  • November 1, 2020 - 5,872
  • October 1, 2020 - 5,121
  • September 1, 2020 - 3,082
  • August 1, 2020 - 1,694
  • July 1, 2020 - 574
  • June 1, 2020 - 293
  • May 1, 2020 - 155
  • April 1, 2020 - 54
  • March 1, 2020 - 4

Note that numbers are indicated as reported around the first of each month. Numbers are not updated later in the month for any data corrections, but would be reflected in the next month's count.

The Daily Status Report is updated once daily at 3:00 PM 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.