April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update – ACC Passes Resolution Strongly Encouraging Shelter-in-place

Governor Kemp signs order beginning to lift shelter-in-place policies; ACC Mayor & Commission pass resolution “strongly encouraging” all Athens residents to continue to shelter-in-place; ACC forms Joint Development Authority with the city of Winterville, clearing way for small business loan program; Mayor Girtz begins Wednesday Community Conversations series

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April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update on Hospital capacity, expansion of testing, Grandview confirmed cases & deaths, Interview with Dr. Goggans of the GA Dept of Health, update on testing, update on ACC Resiliency Package…

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April 1, 2020

Resources for Tenants & Landlords – COVID-19

On March 31, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission unanimously passed a resolution drafted by Commissioners Mariah Parker & Tim Denson focused on rent & mortgage relief for Athens residents. This resolution urges landlords and banks to work with renters and homeowners who are having difficulty making payments [see resources for tenants & landlords/property owners at bottom].

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March 31, 2020

UPDATE: Commissioners Parker & Denson’s resolution to remove burden of rent/mortgage on Athenians during pandemic passes!

Update: This resolution was passed unanimously by the ACC Commission! As the first of the month approaches, many Athenians are in precarious situations not knowing how they will pay all of their bills, especially rent or their mortgage payment, during this challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited many individuals’ ability to bring in an income. In these unprecedented times, …

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March 28, 2020

Local Emergency Order for Unopened Take Out Alcohol Sales by Restaurants, On-Premises Licensed Establishments

This order has been put in place to help out restaurants struggling to get through this pandemic. This order will temporarily allow restaurants with on-premises alcohol licenses to sell unopened beer or wine for purchase along with to-go orders. Signed into law last night on March 27 by County Manager Williams, currently enacted, this will be ratified by the Mayor …

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March 17, 2020

ACC declares Local Emergency due to coronavirus

As of March 17, 3 cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have been confirmed in Athens-Clarke County with 146 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia. Last night, the ACC Mayor & Commission declared a Local Emergency and put in place 2 important measures: – a 24/7 ban on gatherings of 10 or more people, not including employees, in restaurants, bars, and/or entertainment establishments or in …

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