Commissioner Denson and the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission are taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously and responding accordingly to keep the Athens community healthy and protected.

On March 16, a Local Emergency Declaration was made and on March 19, a mandatory Shelter-in-Place order was put in place as was the closure of non-essential businesses. These orders are in place through April 7 but are likely to be extended.

If you do leave your home for essential business or to exercise outdoors, please utilize physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people who are not part of your household.

COVID-19 Information:

You can find information on the Athens-Clarke County response by visiting

You can check the Georgia Department of Health updates on the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Georgia along with at the county level. The site is updated daily at 12pm and 7pm.

Pandemic Assistance Resources:

Commissioner Tim Denson has compiled a list of resources for: