As recommended by CDC and Georgia DPH, your City is moving from preventing the spread to preparing for an outbreak. The City is committed to continuing to provide essential services while minimizing the risk to citizens.
The Social City Schools are closed for two weeks starting March 16. For updated information, please see the school’s website. (https://www.socialcircleschools.com/News/20945#sthash.zvuyTaN5.dpbs)
Starting today, the drive-thru window will be open for citizens to make utility payments. We request that residents use this option. Starting on Monday, March 16, the front windows will be closed, and all City business should be conducted at the drive-thru window. Residents can also put their payment into the drop-box. We will accept cash in addition to checks through the drop box during this time.
Early voting will continue as usual. Elections staff are taking precautions and sanitizing voting equipment after each use.
The Citizen Firearm Safety class scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, is still being held.
The City Council meetings scheduled for March 17 will be held as usual. We will be streaming the meeting live on Facebook. You can view the agenda online (Work session agenda - https://socialcirclecityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2007, Regular meeting agenda - https://socialcirclecityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2008). There will be several public hearings scheduled during the regular meeting. In lieu of being present to comment on a public hearing item, you may submit your comment in writing at City Hall or email CityCouncilPHC@socialcirclega.com by noon on March 17. Those comments will be presented to council during the meeting, and will be made part of the record.
Most cases scheduled for Social Circle Municipal Court on Wednesday, March 18, are being rescheduled to April and May Municipal Court dates. 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 Planning & Corridor Commission meeting scheduled for March 25, will be held in the Community Room instead of the Middle School Activity Center. The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook.
As of midnight, March 12, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the Governor Kemp reported that there has been one fatality. There are no confirmed cases in Walton County.
The best plan of action at this time:
- Continue to implement steps to prevent the illness (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html)
- Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html)
CDC – What you should know - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
Georgia DPH - https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus