April 13, 2020 12:52 PM
ACCGov Continues Closed Workstations with Telecommuting Until Further Notice
All Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) departments and offices will continue to operate under a modified closed workstations model until further notice in order to continue to minimize interactions between employees and the public and slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in the community.
Most non-emergency ACCGov staff will not report to their office locations and most ACCGov buildings will generally be closed to the public. Some buildings such as the Courthouse will allow entry for certain essential judicial functions, while some departments will schedule appointments for essential activities while maintaining social distancing.
Many non-emergency staff will telecommute remotely during the week in order to answer questions and provide services remotely over the phone or online. Other staff will work in shifts on alternating days and maintain social distancing. In most offices, residents will be able to speak with staff directly even though offices are closed.
ACCGov will continue to provide essential services such as public safety, emergency response, certain judicial functions, trash collection, and water and sewer services. Most services and programs are curtailed or suspended temporarily until emergency and public health officials provide guidance as to appropriate times to restore them.
Residents are encouraged to call departments and offices - a list of phone numbers is available through www.accgov.com/directory - or visit department webpages at www.accgov.com instead of visiting ACCGov offices to see if services or information will be unavailable and which services will be provided online and over the phone.
Information on ACCGov’s COVID-19 responses and resources will continue to be provided through www.accgov.com/coronavirus, social media, and a subscribeable email and text newsletter available at the website.