City of Social Circle State of Emergency Ordinance
On March 23, the City of Social Circle declared a state of emergency that included the following requirements:
- Dining, consumption of alcohol and entertainment in Bars and Restaurants, including outside and sidewalk seating, is prohibited. These businesses can sell food for delivery, pick-up, take-away and to go. Restaurants licensed to sell beer and wine may sell unopened containers of beer and wine with food orders during this period.
- Gyms and exercise centers are ordered to close.
- All other businesses and industries can continue to operate as long as they establish operating rules that follow CDC best practices; i.e. maintain six feet of separation between all persons at all times.
- Assemblies of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not apply to employers with more than 10 employees as long as they follow the CDC guidelines, which include the physical separation.
If you observe a business violating this order, please call 9-1-1.
For everyone’s safety, all City facilities, including the drive-thru, are closed to the public. The City will provide essential services while minimizing the risk to the public.
- Email and phone calls are encouraged for City business. Please call City Hall for information (770) 464-2380.
- If you need help with code, zoning or permits, please call (770) 464-6905.
- City public works and public safety services are continuing as usual.
- Call the Police Department for any police business (770) 464-2366.
- Call the Welcome Center at (770) 464-1866.
- Call the Court Clerk about the status of your case if you are scheduled for court on 3/18 or 4/15 and have not received a letter. (770) 464-6904.
- You can pay your utility bill via the drop-box, online or by phone.
- For new Utility Service, call City Hall (770-464-2380) or email rrobertson@SocialCircleGA.com.
- Household bulk item service is discontinued at this time. Please do not put extra garbage bags outside of the cart. Normal bulk item service will resume when the CDC lowers the risk factors.
- The March 24 election was originally moved to May 19, the date of Georgia’s other primary elections. The May 19 election has since been delayed until June 9. This does include our local election for the District 3 City Council position. All early votes that were cast for the March 24 election will be counted for the June 9 election.
- The City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 will be held via teleconference and will be live streamed. You will be able to watch the live stream on our web site and Facebook.
- The Tree Board meeting scheduled for April 23, has been canceled.
- The Planning and Corridor Commission meeting scheduled for April 28 will be held.
- If you were scheduled for a court date for March 18 or April 15, you should have receive a letter about the status of your case. Many cases are rescheduled to May and June. Please call the Court Clerk at 770-464-6904 if you have questions or have not receive a letter.
- Social Circle Transit service has been suspended.
- If you need to go somewhere and have no other way to get there, please call (770) 464-2953.
- The Senior Center is closed at this time.
Even though we are temporarily closed due to health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the W.H. Stanton Memorial Library team is still hard at work ensuring that our community stays well informed and connected during this difficult time.
We'd like to remind patrons that anyone with a PINES library card has access to a vast offering of online resources such as digital magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks through RBDigital, databases such as Mango Languages, Learning Express, and Ancestry through GALILEO, and eBooks for children and young adults via eRead Kids and Sebco Books.
For access, visit our website at www.azalealibraries.org/stanton.htm and follow the links to explore these amazing resources. Library Manager, Amy Hicks, has also been connecting with the community by offering live Facebook story times every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and library news, fun craft ideas, and entertaining story times! We would like to thank our loyal patrons and the entire community for your continued support and understanding as we strive to make the best of this current situation. We remain hopeful that the library will be able to safely reopen to the public soon. Don't forget to complete the 2020 Census form, which is available online at https://my2020census.gov/. Everyone counts!
How to protect yourself and others
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people.
Even people who feel healthy can unknowingly spread COVID-19, so wear a face covering in public to protect others. Do not place coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove the mask without help.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and wash your hands immediately.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them.
Monitor Your Health
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell