Coronavirus Facts & Resources

On May 28, Governor Kemp renewed the Public Health State of Emergency until July 12 and issued a new executive order opening additional businesses. 

 

On May 12, Governor Kemp issued an executive order issuing new  guidelines for summer camps.

 

On April 20, Governor Kemp issued a new order allowing certain businesses to re-open. All of these openings are contingent on the businesses meeting social distancing requirements and other safety standards.

Opened Friday, April 24:

  • Gyms
  • Fitness centers
  • Bowling alleys
  • Body art studios
  • Barbers
  • Cosmetology hair design
  • Esthetics
  • Nail care schools
  • Massage therapists

Opened Monday, April 27:

  • Theaters
  • Private social clubs
  • Restaurant dine-in services
 
 

On April 8, Governor Kemp renewed the Public Health State of Emergency, extended the stay-at-home order until April 30 and issued a new executive order suspending short-term rentals.

 

Governor Kemp previously issued a shelter-in-place order effective April 3 at 6:00 p.m. until April 13 for the entire State of Georgia. This order supersedes all previous declarations by counties and municipalities.

 

 

An update from Mayor Frank Auman on May 8, 2020.


 

 

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CITY OF TUCKER

City Hall is closed to the public during this time, but we are still serving you! 
You may contact all departments by calling (678) 597-9040 or emailing directly:

  • Building & Permitting: permits@tuckerga.gov
  • Business Licenses: licenses@tuckerga.gov
  • Code Enforcement: codecompliance@tuckerga.gov
  • Court: court@tuckerga.gov
  • Parks & Recreation: parks@tuckerga.gov

 

 

On April 30, Tucker Mayor Frank Auman issued a new Emergency Declaration for the City. The date for local businesses within the city limits of Tucker to pay occupational taxes to the City without incurring a penalty has been extended until May 31, 2020.

 
 

City of Tucker leadership is currently working directly with DeKalb County’s Board of Health and the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency on issues relating to the outbreak of the coronavirus. While the City does not have staff or services to directly address these kinds of issues, it works through these partnerships to share information and best practices to ensure the wellbeing of the citizenry. 

The City has taken measures (detailed above) to ensure that the community will still be served. The City will work with its partners at the County level to assess the need for closures, as well as the safety of public events.

 You can always reach out to the City of Tucker by calling (678) 597-9040 or emailing info@tuckerga.gov


EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS AND ORDINANCE

 

PLAYGROUNDS AT CITY PARKS CLOSED EFFECTIVE APRIL 1

After consulting with the Mayor's coronavirus advisory board, the Tucker Parks & Recreation Department has decided it is in the best interest of the public to close all playgrounds. This decision is effective April 1. We hope you will continue to use our hiking trails and other park amenities in a socially distant fashion.


TUCKER REC CENTER HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE MARCH 13 AND REMAINS SO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Maintain your Space in our Parks

Joint Statement from NRPA and GRPA about using Parks:

Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. As organizations that support the power of parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about visiting their local parks, trails or open spaces at this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that social distancing may take a toll on our mental health, especially during high-stress and anxiety-producing global public health emergencies. We also know that parks provide a connection to the outdoors and green space as well as opportunities for physical activity which studies demonstrate reduces stress and improves mental health.

We believe that many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. In all instances, we recommend people follow local, state and national ordinances and guidelines regarding the use of these spaces and recognize that these vary from community to community.

In places where there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • While on trails, warn other users of their presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and trail use.

We encourage local jurisdictions to keep parks, trails and open spaces accessible as long as it is safe to do so.

Our local parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever. Georgia park and recreation professionals are working hard to maintain these spaces and keep them safe, accessible and benefiting our communities during these challenging times. Let us all do our part to use them in a way that respects each other and public health guidance.

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