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COVID-19 Response

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A Message from Mayor Ollie Clemons:

Have you ever been on a journey, wondering when it would end? That is exactly what this Pandemic has been for all of us. Just over a year ago an uninvitedunplanned, and unwanted Pandemic descended on our lives- changing it unlike anything we’ve experienced. Unfortunately, this journey hasn’t yet ended but there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you are reading this, then you are blessed to have survived the journey so far. However, that doesn’t mean that you or someone you know have not been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. You may even know someone, as I do, who was one of the over half a million people who did not survive.

Amid this very tiring journey, this is not the time to get weary.  Instead, it is time to use every tool in the tool belt. We should continue to wash our hands, watch our distance, wear a mask, and when eligible, get vaccinated.

This virus is relentless and has evolved to survive, but we are stronger, with the best tool being the vaccine.  We must take every step to win the battle with Coronavirus. 


 

 

 

Austell Cares for and supports our businesses.
We will continue to post information and links as available.

For Information on how you may receive Disaster Assistance:
Small Business Administration

The above link outlines who is eligible, for how much they are eligible, and the process and requirements to receive the loan.

Cobb Collaborative is a non-profit organization which supports the community by providing connections to people, businesses, and information to affect change.  ESL Classes, assistance resources, training and mental health support to name a few.  Please visit online to learn more.

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To slow the spread, please continue to follow all necessary precautions: 

  •    Wear your masks in public
  •    Do not gather with those outside of your immediate family or bubble
  •    Watch your distance from others - at least 6 feet
  •    Wash your hands thoroughly and often
  •    Stay home if you are not well
  •    Consider vaccination when available

ALL CITY OF AUSTELL OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT US BY PHONE OR EMAIL.

Community Affairs is available by phone from 8:00a-4:45p.  Forms may also be printed at https://austellga.sophicity.com/Default.aspx

 Public Works is available by phone 8:00a-5:00p forms or online: https://austellga.sophicity.com/Default.aspx

 You may receive trash collection information by visiting online:https://austellga.sophicity.com/GarbageCollection.aspx

The Drive-Thru at City Hall is open for payment or you may call 770.944.4300. Hours 8:30a-4:45p.

 Court Services is open by phone 770.944.4300 from 8:30a-5:00p.

 Customers may contact Austell Gas at www.austellgas.com to make payments, schedule service request, and learn more about Austell Gas System. Customers who wish to make payments in person may visit any Western Union Bill Pay location to make payments. Locally those sites include Publix, Kroger, Walgreens, Talpa Supermercados, and Food Depot (cash only). Our customer service staff is available to deliver exceptional customer care during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM by calling 770.948.1841 and follow the menu options.

ALL SCHEDULED MEETINGS/ IN-PERSON MEETINGS REQUIRE THE USE OF A FACE COVERING (face mask/shield). IF NECESSARY, ONE MAY BE PROVIDED.

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The City of Austell

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


In consideration of increasing health and public safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Austell has cancelled Court and (specific,not all) activities which involve group gatherings for the month of March. Please visit the City Calendar for updates.


City leadership is closely monitoring the progress of this pandemic, and will adjust scheduling of events in accordance with the information and guidelines provided by national and state government and by the CDC.

 

To stay current on the latest information available, please see below for details and additional links. 

 

Know How it Spreads

=         There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

=         The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

=         The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

o    Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

o    Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

o    These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

o    Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

More details: How COVID-19 Spreads

 

Everyone Should:

 

Clean your hands often

 

https://cnaclassesnearme.com/how-to-properly-wash-your-hands/ 

=         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

=         If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

=         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

 

=         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

=         Stay home as much as possible.

=         Put distance between yourself and other people.

o    Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

o    Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

 

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

 

=         You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

=         Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

o    Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

=         The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

=         Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.

=         Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

More details: Cloth Face Covers

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

 

=         If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always 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.

=         Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

Clean and disinfect

 

=         Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

=         If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:

Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

=         Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:

o    5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
OR

o    4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

=         Alcohol solutions.
      Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

=         Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
      Products with 
EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

 

When to Call 911 

  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CONCERNS:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.cobbcounty.org/communications/news/events-cancellation-and-facilities-closure-due-coronavirus

http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/

https://www.cobbcounty.org/covid19

https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report 

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