Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The City of Dunwoody is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health in regard to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by COVID-19.

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Hotline: (844) 442-2681

03/28/2020 Shelter-in-place order issued for Dunwoody: The shelter-in-place order starting at midnight on March 28. This amendment to the city’s COVID-19 emergency ordinance includes exceptions for essential activities. The order will be in effect through April 15, or until it is rescinded or amended by the Dunwoody City Council. Here is the press release, which includes inks to the order and helpful questions and answers.

03/26/2020 Private, public gatherings of 10 or more prohibited: Starting March 28, all public or private gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited. This includes weddings, religious gatherings, parties, funerals, sporting events, social events and conferences. Exceptions include critical government facilities providing essential services, schools or institutions of higher learning, grocery stores, retail stores in excess of 15,000 square feet, construction sites, pharmacies. hospitals and medial offices, nursing homes, and similar facilities. This does not prevent the gathering of members of living unit. These emergency measures will stay in effect for 30 days but can be lifted before that or extended if the COVID-19 threat remains. Here is a link to the emergency ordinance: https://bit.ly/33O6313

Park tennis courts, baseball fields closed: The City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department closed the tennis courts at Windwood Hollow Park and the baseball fields at Brook Run Park to slow the possible spread of COVID-19. In addition, the Brook Run Dog Park will limited to no more 10 people at a time in the large dog section and nore more than 10 at a time in the small dog section. For now, the Brook Run Park trail remains open, but users should keep a safe distance from others. 

03/25/2020 Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch shares a special message: "Today, I'm imploring Dunwoody residents to stay at home. I am incredibly grateful that most of you are already following the guidelines adopted by the City of Dunwoody and state of Georgia. However, I need everyone to do their part ot flatten the COVID-19 curve by staying home as much as possible...Click here to read more.

Dunwoody extends the closing of City Hall until April 13. See below for details about the continuation of police and city services. Dunwoody Municipal Court hearings will resume during the week of April 20.

03/23/2020 Temporary closing of businesses that provide “massage, manicure, hairstyling, or personal grooming services” The decision is designed to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for employees and the public. The closure order will take effect at midnight and will last for 30 days, unless lifted or extended by Council. Click here for more details.

03/20/2020 Temporary closing of Dunwoody gyms, studios and sports clubs: The Dunwoody City Council voted unanimously to require the temporary closure of gyms, studios and sports clubs offering the use of exercise equipment, shared activity space or close contact sports. Click here to read more.

03/19/2020 Temporary closing of Dunwoody playgrounds and park restrooms: Starting March 20, the City of Dunwoody will close playgrounds and park restrooms to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. This emergency administrative action applies to all city parks. Click this link for full details.

03/18/2020 Temporary restrictions on dine-in eating: During an emergency special called meeting Wednesday night, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved temporary dining restrictions for Dunwoody bars and restaurants to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for employees and the public. The emergency ordinance advises establishments to cease dine-in services immediately, but enforcement won’t begin until Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. to allow time to prepare for the changes.

The emergency ordinance requires bars, restaurants, or businesses that sell food or beverages for consumption on premises to close in-person dining. Those establishments are allowed to offer delivery or takeout instead. Click here for more details and a link to the emergency ordinance.

Emergency declaration: During an emergency special called meeting conducted by teleconference today, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance declaring a "state of emergency exists within the City affecting the safety, health and well-being of citizens due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 global pandemic." Use this link to read the agenda and click on the ordinance, which allows for the continuation of essential services and the suspension of public hearings for the next 30 days. It also sets forth rules for City Council operations during this time. In addition, the ordinance urges the public to review and comply with guidelines set for by the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health.

Municipal Court update: Dunwoody Municipal Court is closed until April 13 (*new date). Clerks are unable to reset cases until we reopen. If your case is scheduled before then, the court will contact you via mail with your new arraignment date and time. If your address is different than what’s on your citation please email the court your current address dunwoody.courts@dunwoodyga.gov. Munipal court hearings will resume the week of April 20.

3/16/2020 Parks update: To follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, the City of Dunwoody Parks Department will be closing all indoor park facilities to the public.

All programs, meetings, classes, events and rentals have been suspended until Monday, May 18. We will reassess the situation weekly. The health and well-being of our citizens is our main priority during this difficult time.

03/14/2020 Update on City Hall, police and city services: In an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, Dunwoody City Hall will be closed to the public until April 13 (*new date) to protect staff and visitors to the building. Police and city operations will continue during this time.

“Our priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. I’m grateful for the preparation by staff to be ready to telework,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “Dunwoody's greatest strength is our community, and I know that working together we can make everyone feel supported during these uncertain times.”

Even though City Hall will be closed, city government remains open for business with non-essential staff working remotely. The City has several online tools available to residents, businesses and visitors.

  1. Permits can be filed and inspections can be scheduled online using the following link: https://dunwoody.portal.iworq.net/portalhome/dunwoody.

  2. Code Enforcement will be available by going online to https://talktomycity.com/create.

  3. Public works repairs can be reported online using this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_residents_report_a_problem

  4. Citations can be paid using this link: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/dunwoodyga

  5. Dunwoody Municipal Court is closed until April 13 (*new date). Clerks are unable to reset cases until we reopen. If your case is scheduled before then, the court will contact you via mail with your new arraignment date and time. If your address is different than what’s on your citation please email the court your current address dunwoody.courts@dunwoodyga.gov. Court hearings will resume the week of April 20.

  6. Business License submittals may be processed online using information on this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_businesses_business_licenses. Anyone with questions can email businesstax@dunwoodyga.gov.

  7. City vendors should continue submitting invoices through their Concur portal.

DUNWOODY POLICE will continue patrols and enforcement while taking precautions.

  1. To File a Police Report: Please call 9-1-1 to schedule an officer to come to you on a non-emergency basis inside City limits. Alternatively, you may come to police headquarters and use the intercom located at the main entrance to announce your request. The Police Service Representative on duty will dispatch an officer to meet with you in the parking lot.
  2. Copies of Police Reports or Open Records: All requests for copies of police reports (incident or accident) as well as all open records requests must be submitted online at: https://dunwoodyga.gov/openrecords.
  3. Fingerprinting & Background Check Services: All fingerprinting services - including those for alcohol pouring permits and solicitor permits - as well as Background Check services have been suspended until further notice.
  4. Police Training Events, Community/Volunteer Programs and Classes: All training events, community programs, and classes, including our Citizens’ Police Academy, Bailiffs, Citizens on Patrol, and Ride Along programs, have been suspended until further notice. For remote assistance with your Child Safety Seat, please Email: carseatcheck@dunwoodyga.gov.

While Dunwoody City Hall is closed, city staff will work remotely. They will be monitoring their landline office phones regularly or forwarding them to their new location. Questions about specific department operations can be found on the individual department pages on the city’s website: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php. Department pages include email addresses for department heads and other staff. We encourage citizens with questions to call the departmental line AND email the contact directly.

Now is a good time to make sure you’re registered for Dunwoody’s emergency alert system, called NIXLE, using this link: https://local.nixle.com/register/. Updates will also be communicated using the City’s weekly e-newsletter database (D-news). To add your email to the list, follow this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/1rwJdWf/spring.

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Information for posting at workplaces, schools, homes, commercial establishments:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

Environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

 

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Click here to view the Georgia Department of Health’s COVID-19 case count map, which is updated each day at noon and 7 p.m.

For information on the coronavirus and best practices to limit the spread of germs, please see the following sites.  

https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

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