COVID-19: Loganville declares Emergency, other cities consider options

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Loganville had a Called Meeting via teleconference at 9:13 a.m. Monday morning, March 23, 2020, to declare a temporary 30-Day Local Emergency until April 22, 2020, and the City of Social Circle is looking at similar options. It will have a Called Meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Community Building in Social Circle but the meeting also will be streamed live through Facebook Live to enable citizens to participate. According to the agenda, the City of Social Circle officials are considering ordinances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, Monroe is looking at its options in response to the COVID-19 situation.

“We are in discussions at the moment. We have been in constant contact with our representative and the Governor’s office along with many in the healthcare field,” said Monroe Mayor John Howard. “At this point, we will go with the Governor’s recommendation.”

“Currently, we are crafting a well-thought-out set of ordinance and policy amendments for the Council’s consideration at an upcoming meeting. This meeting is likely to be called for by the Mayor later this week via legal teleconference,” said Monroe City Administrator Logan Propes. “We have had a lot of input from the business community as well as our public safety departments as to their respective needs during this trying time. Our goal is not to be reactionary but to give due consideration to health and welfare planning as well as assistance within the broader economic climate.”

All city services remain in place other than any walk-in business.

“For now, our drive-thru is still open at City Hall for payments and other paperwork drop-offs. Should the health impacts here locally become greater we may elect to close the drive-thru to further limit public gathering and interface,” Propes said. “We are running our crews on various staggered shifts so that we can ensure we are able to respond to service needs.”

Propes said if anyone has a service-related issue, they can still call the customer service line at 770-267-3429.

“This is still a fluid situation so things may change but for now all services are still operational,” he said.

Once the date, time and details of a teleconference meeting are known, we will update with details.

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