Governor Kemp’s Executive Orders

PDFExecutive Order to Ensure a Safe & Healthy Georgia
PDFStatewide Shelter In Place Executive Order Handout

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Contact COVID-19 hotline
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

Georgia Department of Economic Development guidance
The Georgia Department of Economic Development is authorized to issue guidance to any business, corporation, organization, or industry trade group regarding its status as Critical Infrastructure.  

Telephone: (404) 962-4000
For hearing impaired: 1-800-255-0056

Special Called Meeting

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun will hold a special called meeting to consider an extension and modifications to the March 23, 2020 Joint Resolution declaring a state of local emergency as it pertains to COVID-19, to protect the health, safety and benefit of the public in general. The special called meeting will be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, GA on April 3, 2020 at 10:00am. 

Temporary Closing of the Calhoun Recycling Center

The City of Calhoun has come to the difficult decision to temporarily close the Calhoun Recycling Center effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  To help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, and for the safety of our recycling attendants, we feel this action is now necessary.  The DPH numbers released today show Gordon County cases have increased from 9 to 12.  Rome-Floyd recycling has already closed and Cartersville recycling operations will also close starting Monday.  We are hopeful we will be able to reopen as soon as it is deemed safe for the public and our workers.  Thank you for your understanding.

City of Calhoun and Gordon County COVID-19 Update

Calhoun and Gordon County government officials met this morning at 10:00 a.m. to continue planning regarding the COVID 19 situation.

Following the Governor’s outline for limiting the crowd exposure and protecting a vulnerable population, Calhoun and Gordon County have agreed to take preliminary steps to close the Senior Center. Steps will be taken to ensure that the seniors will receive their meal service and we will have staff making daily welfare calls to our seniors.

Both the City of Calhoun and Gordon County Parks and Recreation Departments will close their gyms and will be closed to organized activities, games, practices, and all gatherings. The parks will remain open for walking and passive activities but the intention is to limit social interactions. The recreation departments will be open for the March 24th Presidential Preference Primary.

The conference room of the Gordon County Agriculture Service Center will be closed to public meetings.

We would like to remind everyone that both City and County online services are available for those who do not want to be in public areas. Please see the City and County websites and social media accounts for more details concerning tax payments, utility payments, court services, etc.

Calhoun and Gordon County continue to attend briefings and gather information. The central theme is to be prepared but do not panic while we all work together to promote and maintain a healthy Gordon County.

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