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In the interest of keeping you informed on a timely basis, the below is cut and pasted from the Cobb County web site with some minor revisions:

“Cobb County will transition to a limited operational status Wednesday, March 18, that will mean many publicly-accessible buildings will be closed, except for essential employees. County services will continue and public safety will remain fully staffed.

“We need to follow the latest public health guidelines and advice on how to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” Deputy County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris said. “This action will help protect both the public and our employees by limiting the number of people in buildings and public spaces.”

The change in operational status will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, and will remain in effect until the county manager deems it safe to end. Department managers will determine which employees are essential and which employees can work remotely. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved policy revisions today that will ensure payment to those employees during this time, including those sent home to telework.

During a special-called Board of Commissioners meeting Monday, Commission Chairman Mike Boyce canceled Tuesday’s zoning hearing saying holding a meeting with a large group of people would send the wrong message.” Next Tuesday’s Board meeting on 224 March has also been cancelled. Below is the link to the video that summarizes the Board’s actions on Monday and some other thoughts

“Some highlights of the status change include:

  • Most public lobbies will close, and departments that take payments from the public will make arrangements to accept those payments by other methods.
  • Lobbies that must stay open will limit access to indoor spaces and require a six-foot buffer between employees and other patrons.
  • Libraries, senior centers and recreational facilities will remain closed throughout this period. Outdoor parks will remain accessible and any restroom facilities at those parks will undergo cleaning at regular intervals.
  • Cobb County’s administration building at 100 Cherokee St. will be closed to the public with access by essential employees only.
  • Cobb County courthouses will remain open to handle essential matters to ensure due process and to protect our community.

For more information on Cobb’s COVID-19 response, visit here.”

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