Mayor KeenerYour City continues to follow the updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The City is committed to continuing to provide essential services while minimizing the risk to citizens. In addition to minimizing the risk, the CDC and DPH are recommending that cities evaluate large public gatherings and the weigh the risk exposure to their citizens. With that consideration in mind, the City is doing the following:

  • The City Transit service will continue to operate, and extra care is being taken daily to keep the bus sanitized. To help minimize risk to citizens who ride the bus, we are limiting the number of people on the bus at one time. We strongly encourage anyone who is sick to stay home, but if they need to get to a doctor, we will carry the one passenger and make sure the bus is cleaned afterwards.
  • Social Circle Municipal Court, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, is being rescheduled to April and May. Everyone will be receiving a letter notifying them of their new court date.  Please call the Court Clerk at 770-464-6904 if you have questions or do not receive a letter.
  • The Census Q&A Chili Dinner, scheduled for Friday, March 20 is being cancelled. If you have questions about the Census, please call Barbara Schlageter at 770-464-6905. If you need help responding to the Census, please go to the W.H. Stanton Memorial Library. They have computers set up and people on-hand to help you respond to the Census.
  • The Taste of Social Circle, scheduled for Friday, April 17, is being rescheduled. As soon as we have a date, we will let you know.

Yesterday the Georgia DPH announced the following numbers and locations of confirmed and presumed COVID‑19 cases in Georgia.

12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the following counties:

  • Fulton, 3
  • Floyd, 2
  • Polk, 1
  • Cobb, 2
  • Bartow, 3
  • Lee, 1

19 presumptive Positive COVID-19 waiting for confirmation from the CDC in the following counties:

  • Fulton, 2
  • Cobb, 6
  • Fayette, 1
  • DeKalb, 4
  • Gwinnett, 2
  • Cherokee, 1
  • Charlton, 1
  • Lowndes, 1

According to the DPH, the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19. The DPH currently rates the COVID-19 situation at a level 2 and recommends that people be prepared. The CDC recommends the following guidelines to prepare your household:

CDC – What you should know - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
Georgia DPH - https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus