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



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.


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.

Temporary Public Space Use For Business Purposes

As Alpharetta businesses work to meet State requirements to reopen and serve customers, one of the biggest challenges for restaurants and retail shops is having enough space to meet social distancing requirements.  To aid in this, the City of Alpharetta will make portions of some public sidewalks and parking spaces available so these businesses can extend operations outside of their walls.

Small businesses interested in taking advantage of this temporary opportunity must first complete a Temporary Outdoor Operations Permit Application and submit it via email to  The application will quickly be reviewed by Alpharetta’s Department of Community Development to ensure the request meets requirements, does not negatively impact nearby businesses, and does not unduly impact the public.  Consideration will be based on proximity to business, adjacent uses, and adequacy of parking in the vicinity.

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