Mask Requirement in Athens-Clarke County

The 25th local declaration of emergency approved by the Mayor & Commission on January 4, 2022 continues to include a mask requirement.

  • The local emergency order currently includes a mask requirement in public spaces and private entities.
  • As per a statewide executive order issued by the governor, private entities must opt in to the requirement.
  • As per the local order, the mask requirement is not enforced when the case rate is below 100 per 100,000 in the last 7 days per the CDC (see below).
  • The CDC case rate is updated in a graphic every Wednesday on this page below and on social media. Daily updates are available at the CDC website.
  • Although not a part of this order, but part of local operational policies, ACCGov buildings continue to have mask requirements when Athens-Clarke County is in substantial or high community transmission levels (case rate of 50 or more per 100,000 in 7 days as per the CDC). Notice should be posted on doors to ACCGov buildings.
  1. Free CCSD Testing Clinics for Staff, Students & Families

    These testing clinics on January 31 and February 4 will be open to anyone who wants a PCR test. Results will be available within 24-48 hours. A one-time enrollment step is required. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility & Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds

    CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Read on...
  4. 25th Declaration of Local Emergency Approved on January 5 Continues Mask Requirement

    The Mayor & Commission approved the 25th declaration of a local state of emergency at their January 4 meeting. The declaration continues a mask requirement when indoors in private entities or public spaces that is enforced over certain thresholds. Read on...
  5. Northeast Health District Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Relocates to Holland Park

    The testing site had been operating out of the fire station on Mitchell Bridge Road, but as of Monday, January 3, the testing site operates out of Holland Park, located at 250 Vincent Drive in Athens. Read on...
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Weekly update of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Athens-Clarke County

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19,566 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 181 Deaths as of January 1, 2022

The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 19,566 positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including 181 deaths, in Athens-Clarke County as of January 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:

  • 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 - 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 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.

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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