Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Closing Workstations through March 21st

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

In response to the rapidly changing situation with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), all Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) department and office non-essential workstations will be closed immediately (afternoon of March 17) through Saturday, March 21.

Non-emergency ACCGov staff will not report to work, although some may telecommute during the closures. ACCGov will continue to provide essential emergency services such as public safety, emergency response, certain judicial functions, trash collection, and water and sewer services. Most ACCGov services, programs, and offices will be closed during this time.

Beyond March 21, ACCGov will limit public interactions and use technology and staffing plans to maintain some level of service while providing social distancing strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community and minimize impacts to the ACCGov workforce. More details will be provided throughout the closure on or on department pages on department-specific plans.

Residents are encouraged to visit regularly instead of visiting ACCGov offices for information on which department services and programs will be provided.

Information on ACCGov’s COVID-19 responses and resources will continue to be provided through, social media, and a subscribeable email and text newsletter available at the website.