Mayor Keisha Bottoms issued a 14 day Stay at Home Order to curb the spread of COVID-19. The order requires Atlantans to remain in their homes. Individuals may leave only for essential activities/governmental functions or to operate essential businesses. More details can be found here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/Home/Components/News/News/13306/672
Free-bagged Meals (Breakfast & Lunch) at Five APS School Sites: Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all APS students can daily receive free-bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) at five school sites that will be open for food distribution Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bunche Middle School 1925 Niskey Lake Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 Cleveland Avenue Elementary School 2672 Old Hapeville Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 Douglass High School 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) 256 Clifton St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317 Sylvan Hills Middle School 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 Ready to Eat Meals at Local Community Sites: Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, APS partner, GOODR, will provide ready to eat meals at the following local community sites: Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry 4779 Mindy St., Atlanta, GA 30366 Phone: 404-755-3353 Food Pantry: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 12:00p.m. | Bring ID Loaves and Fishes @ St. John the Wonderworker Parish 543 Cherokee Ave., SE Atlanta, GA 30312 Phone: 678-373-9433 Serves food Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Shelf Stable Groceries at Five APS School Sites: Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all APS families can report to one of the five open APS school sites (Bunche, Cleveland Avenue, Douglass, Phoenix Academy, Sylvan Hills), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., to receive a weekly bag of shelf stable grocery items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
What is the MOST? (Municipal Option Sales Tax) The Municipal Option Sales Tax (MOST) requires reauthorization on the May 19th, 2020 presidential primary ballot. This was originally scheduled for March 24, 2020 but was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not a new tax. The MOST is a 1-cent sales tax on most goods purchased and services performed within the City. The MOST assists with paying for Atlanta’s two (2) federal Consent Decrees: Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) Consent Decree and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) Consent Decree issued in 1998 and 1999 that require investing in water and sewer improvements estimated at $4 billion. You can visit https://www.atlantawatershed.org/most/ for more information.
City of Atlanta offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st. There will be no solid waste, recycling, or yard trimming collections on 12/25/19 or 1/1/20 and collection will be delayed by one day the remainder of those weeks. Solid waste collection on Tuesday, December 24th will not be affected.
The City of Atlanta has activated a text message service for COVID-19 updates. Sign up by texting “ATLCOVID19” or “ATLSTRONG” to 888777. For more information, please visit https://atlstrong.org/.
Currently, the City of Atlanta’s Centers of Hope Afterschool Meal Program provides dinner and a healthy snack to Atlanta’s students between the ages 5 – 18. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 the program will run on a modified schedule allowing students to receive meals between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Locations for meal sites include the following City of Atlanta Recreation Centers: Adams Park Recreation Center CT Martin Recreation & Aquatic Center Anthony Flanagan Memorial Recreation Center Bessie Branham Recreation Center Coan Park Recreation Center Dunbar Recreation Center Grant Park Recreation Center Grove Park Recreation Center James Orange Recreation Center Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center Arthur Langford Recreation Center Peachtree Hills Recreation Center Perkerson Park Recreation Center Pittman Park Recreation Center Rosel Fann Recreation Center C. A. Scott Recreation Center South Bend Recreation Center Thomasville Recreation Center William Walker Recreation Center The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation’s Centers of Hope Afterschool program provides engaging educational, recreational, and cultural programming. The mission of the program is to provide a safe, supportive, and structured environment that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for students across Atlanta. The program focuses on the combination of education and play to empower youth to tackle the next school day with a positive outlook on life and community. Starting March 16, 2020, All Atlanta Public School (APS) students can receive daily FREE bagged meals at 5 school sites Monday – Friday 10AM to 12PM Douglass High School Cleveland Elementary Bunche Middle School Sylvan Middle School Phoenix Academy (formerly Crim High School) Beginning March 23, 2020 All APS families can report to the above locations Monday-Friday 10AM – 12PM to receive a bag of shelf stable grocery items.
The City of Atlanta (COA) is keeping abreast of ongoing developments involving the coronavirus (COVID-19). Recommended steps for protecting yourself and your family include: • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with disposable wipes. • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials. NOTE: City of Atlanta closures and/or changes to service delivery will be communicated via network, social media and the COA website. For additional information regarding the City of Atlanta’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the City’s website (link below). https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office/city-of-atlanta-covid-19-response
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon is this Saturday, February 29 & some road closures will start as soon as Wednesday, February 26. More than 700 top track athletes are expected to run the 26-mile course going through Downtown & Midtown. Centennial Olympic Park will be closed 2/27 & 2/28 to visitors due to construction for the event. Be mindful of road closures & plan accordingly. For more information please visit https://www.atlanta2020trials.com/ or https://www.atlanta2020trials.com/course/road-closures.