1. Sixth Declaration of Local Emergency Approved by Mayor & Commission on July 30

    The Mayor and Commission approved a sixth declaration of a local state of emergency at a Special Called Session on Thursday, June 30. The declaration includes some additions and clarifications from previous declarations. Read on...
  2. By the Drink Alcohol Sales Ending Time Changed to 10:00 p.m.

    The Mayor and Commission approved an ordinance at a Special Called Session on Thursday, July 30 that changed the ending time of by the drink alcohol sales to 10:00 p.m. as of Friday, July 31. Read on...
  3. ACC Leisure Services Announces Facility Hour Changes and End of Aquatics Season

    After careful consideration, effective immediately, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will adjust hours of operation for select facilities and end the aquatics season. Read on...
  4. Mayor & Commission Approve Ordinance Requiring Face Covers in Public Places

    The ordinance is effective as of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9. Read on...
  5. 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...
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1,863 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 17 Deaths

August 5 - 3:20 p.m.

The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 1,863 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 17 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of 3:00 p.m. on August 5. 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:

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

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 15 Statewide Executive Order for Statewide Shelter-in-Place & Business Restrictions

The 41-page July 15 Executive Order from Governor 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 July 31, 2020. 

Read a PDF of the full order.

Updated July 15 - 7:35 p.m.