COVID-19 Information Resources

As recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the amount of false information being promulgated on social media and in other locations is growing.  Just as we must all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, we must all be diligent in ensuring that we are not inadvertently falling victim to or spreading incorrect information about the virus or how to respond to the pandemic.

 

Please rely on the following resources and verify everything that you read online.


          Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

          Georgia Department of Public Health

          Fulton County Department of Public Health

          Governor’s Executive Orders



Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: 844-442-2681

Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health Emotional Support Line:  1-866-399-8938


CITY OF ALPHARETTA OPERATIONAL RESTORATION PLAN

 

The City of Alpharetta is following a phased plan for the reopening of City facilities and the return of all members of our team to the physical workplace.  The plan defines protocols and processes that must be in place in order for the organization to progress through the plan stages based upon information and guidance from public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health.

 

          Review The Plan

          Read The FAQs

 

We understand and appreciate the diversity of opinions and comfort levels regarding reopening parks, public facilities, and business operations. As your local government we will continue to make safe environments and programs available to the public as soon as we can. Once we believe we have done all we can to make a facility or program safe, then we will open it so residents can decide for themselves when they feel it is appropriate to enjoy them.


ANITICPATED DATES FOR REOPENING CITY FACILITIES

 

May 15

  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Athletic fields for non-organized play
  • Youth sports organizations may hold tryouts and/or skill drills on athletic fields upon submitting a COVID-19 plan and receiving a permit from the City
  • Waggy World Dog Park
  • All outdoor restrooms (i.e. restrooms not located inside another facility)

 

May 18

  • City Hall cashiers windows
  • Community Development permitting windows
  • Public Safety lobby and records windows

 

May 26

  • Alpharetta Community Center
  • Alpharetta Arts Center
  • Wills Park Recreation Center

 

June 1

  • Playgrounds (with on-site staff monitoring)
  • Picnic pavilions (no reservations, small groups only)
  • Athletic fields for organized use by Youth Organizations and/or rentals upon submission of a proper COVID-19 plan and issuance of a permit by the City
  • Rental use of the Wills Park Equestrian Center upon submission of a proper COVID-19 plan and issuance of a permit by the City
  • Alpharetta History Museum

 

June 15

  • Wills Park Pool (with restrictions)

 


Information Resources For Businesses Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

While our primary focus in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic must be on implementing measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the public, we understand that this situation is also having significant economic impacts in the community and that support for Alpharetta’s businesses and those they employ will be important.

 

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

Companies in Georgia are now eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to help with financial obligations and operating expenses.  Please select the link above to get more information and submit an application.

 

Georgia Department Of Labor 

Employers must now file partial claims on behalf of any employees whose hours were reduced due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the coronavirus public health emergency.  This applies to full- or part-time employees whose hours were reduced to less than full-time employment caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Any employer found in violation must reimburse GDOL the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee.  Please select the link above to learn more or make a claim for unemployment benefits.

Business Occupational Tax Renewals-Penalty For Late Filing Deferred

In consideration of recent events that have transpired as a result of COVID-19 and in support of Alpharetta’s small businesses, the City is extending to June 30 the grace period for the imposition of a penalty on occupational tax renewals.  (Background: Businesses in the City of Alpharetta are typically required to file their annual Business Occupational Tax Renewal (sometimes referred to as a business license renewal) by February 15.  The license renewal is considered delinquent of not filed by April 1, at which time a penalty of ten (10) percent of the amount of the tax and/or fee is assessed.  In consideration of recent events that have transpired as a result of COVID-19 and in support of Alpharetta’s small businesses, the City is extending to June 30 the grace period for the imposition of a penalty on occupational tax renewals.)


Deferral of Monthly On Premises Verification of Compliance Report and Payment

For all establishments holding a license for Alcohol Consumption On The Premises,  the monthly reporting and/or payment deadline for calendar months February, March, and April are extended to June 30, 2020.  (Background: Consumption On The Premises for alcohol sales are filed no later than the 20th day of each month. If the 20th day of a month falls on a weekend or recognized holiday for which City business offices are closed, the completed form must be submitted by the preceding business day. In consideration of recent events that have transpired as a result of COVID-19 and in support of Alpharetta’s small businesses, the City is deferring February, March, and April’s alcohol compliance reports and payments.)
 

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