1. 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 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...
  2. Athens CARES Funding of $6.6 Million

    On August 11, 2020, the ACCGov Mayor and Commission authorized the execution of the Coronavirus Relief Fund terms and conditions agreement and disbursement of $5.29 million funds for a variety of community services through December 30, 2020. Read on...
  3. Second Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

    In accordance with the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts adopt the following guidelines for court proceedings. Read on...
  4. Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated August 13)

    In order to help minimize exposure and contacts, the ACCGov courts and the Western Judicial Circuit will scale back court-related operations through September 10 Read on...
  5. Governor's Order - July 31 - Empowering a Healthy Georgia (Aug. 1-15)

    The Governor's Order issued on July 31, 2020 provides additional guidance for August 1-15. Read on...
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COVID-19 Update at Mayor & Commission August 11, 2020 Work Session

A PDF of the presentation given by Manager Blaine Williams at the August 11, 2020 Work Session 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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2,209 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 21 Deaths

August 14 - 5:55 p.m.

The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 2,209 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 19 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of 3:00 p.m. on August 14. For more details and statistics, visit the DPH website.

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

  • August 1 - 1,694
  • July 1 - 574
  • June 1 - 293
  • May 1 - 155
  • April 1 - 54
  • March 1 - 4

Three additional deaths were reported the week of August 11 - a 62 year old white male, a 90+ year old Black female, and a 70 year old White male - for 21 deaths. Eleven of the deaths occurred at a long-term care facility during March and April. For a daily report on long-term health care facilities in the state, visit the Georgia Department of Community Health’s website at dch.georgia.gov.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 and should always consult their healthcare provider if they are sick.

The Northeast Health District Epidemiology team works to identify and notify any close contacts who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

For updated information on COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

Governor’s July 31 Statewide Executive Order for August 1-15

The 41-page July 31 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 August 15, 2020. 

Read a PDF of the full order.