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Mayor's Office Releases COVID-19 Update

Post Date:03/19/2020 11:57 AM

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Joining approximately 500 communities from across the United States, Mayor Rochelle Robinson participated in a conference call with Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday afternoon.

“We discussed the president’s ’15 Days to Slow the Spread’ of COVID-19 guidelines during the call,” Mayor Robinson reported. “We have already taken many of the steps necessary to prevent the spread here in Douglasville and Douglas County.”

These preventative measures were outlined in a special called meeting of the Douglasville City Council on Tuesday and include closing all City buildings to the public and cancelling all public functions through the end of April. This is intended to encourage everyone to avoid interacting with groups of 10 or more and staying home, especially if an individual is sick or experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Mayor Robinson has also been coordinating with partners at the state and county levels of government to ensure the City of Douglasville is thoroughly informed on all areas of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After our special called meeting Tuesday afternoon, I was on a conference call with Governor Kemp,” Mayor Robinson explained. “He encouraged us to remind everyone to practice social distancing and proper hygiene, but also to make sure we continue to support local businesses, as this is a very difficult time for them.”

The City of Douglasville is doing just that. They are continuing to work closely with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce to support local businesses.
“The Chamber has a wonderful resource called ‘Douglas County to Go’ on Facebook. There, you can find information about what local businesses are open, how they are currently operating, and what special measures they are deploying to continue to serve the community.” Mayor Robinson said.

In addition to the meetings with Governor Kemp and Vice President Pence, Mayor Robinson has met with Georgia State Representative Roger Bruce and representatives from the Georgia Municipal Association to discuss the regional impact of COVID-19. To ensure a unified local response, a community meeting between the Mayor, Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, and key city and county staff was held on Wednesday to share current information and coordinate efforts.

Moving forward, the City of Douglasville stresses coming together as a community and supporting one another during this time of caution. The most up-to-date information is available on the City of Douglasville website at www.DouglasvilleGA.gov and the City will be updating their social media pages constantly. 

“We encourage everyone to stay safe and follow CDC guidelines,” Mayor Robinson urged. “We’re in this together, and together we will overcome!”

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