1. DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

    Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice. Read on...
  2. Mask Requirement Continued in 15th Declaration of Local Emergency Approved through May 16

    The Mayor and Commission approved the 15th declaration of a local state of emergency at their April 6 meeting. Among other measures, the declaration continues a requirement for face covers in entities and public spaces. Read on...
  3. Governor’s Statewide Executive Order Extended for April 8-30, 2021

    Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The Executive Order runs April 8-30. Read on...
  4. 13th Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

    On April 8, 2021, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was the 13th he has signed that extends the emergency he first declared on March 14, 2020. Read on...
  5. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for Individuals

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance to individuals for COVID-19 related funeral expenses that occurred after January 20, 2020. Read on...
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COVID-19 Response Update at Mayor & Commission March 9 Work Session

The March 9, 2021 Work Session featured a presentation by Manager Blaine Williams with an update on COVID-19 efforts by ACCGov since the last Work Session in January. The link below begins at the 22:36 mark at the beginning of his presentation.


ACCGov Relief Efforts Chart

This chart provides some information about the various funds and community supports provided by ACCGov since March of 2020 in COVID-19 Relief Efforts. Click on the image to view a larger PDF of the document.

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COVID-19 Updates at Mayor & Commission Work Sessions - Updated March 9

A PDF of presentations given by Manager Blaine Williams at Work Sessions each month to the Mayor and Commission providing a summary of some of the ACCGov response to the COVID-19 response since March of 2020. (PDF | video)

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Jury Trials to Resume in March 2021



Free WiFi for Students

A list of locations with free WiFi at ACCGov facilities and other locations is available at the Clarke County School District website at https://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/Page/948.

Weekly update of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Athens-Clarke County

12,636 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 133 Deaths

April 19 - 4:40 p.m.

The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 12,636 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 133 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of 3:00 p.m. on April 19. For more details and statistics, visit the DPH daily status report website.

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

  • April 1, 2021 - 12,436
  • March 1, 2021 - 12,003
  • February 1, 2021 - 11,162
  • January 1, 2021 - 8,580
  • December 1 - 6,723
  • November 1 - 5,872
  • October 1 - 5,121
  • September 1 - 3,082
  • August 1 - 1,694
  • July 1 - 574
  • June 1 - 293
  • May 1 - 155
  • April 1 - 54
  • March 1 - 4

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

Governor’s Statewide Executive Order Extended from March 31 - April 7, 2021 & New Order Signed for April 8-30

On March 31, 2021 Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 03.31.21.02, extending the current executive order, which ran March 16-31, through April 7. The order also provides some ability for employees to use emergency office closure leave for vaccinations and vaccination side effects.

The order continues to:

  • Combine the restaurant and bar requirements to hold both types of establishments to the same standards; and
  • Streamline suggestions and requirements for Critical Infrastructure and Non-Critical Infrastructure organizations to remove unnecessary requirements based on existing standard operating procedures for organizations and the ineffectiveness of certain measures; and
  • Include 2021 high school graduates, home study graduates, and GED recipients in previously ordered HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship testing requirement modifications.

Additionally, Governor Kemp signed an order for April 8-30, which removes some restrictions.