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Posted on: December 31, 2020

City services to continue as offices remain closed to public through January 2021

The front of Powder Springs City Hall with trees in bloom.

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to show high transmission rates in Cobb and surrounding counties, the City of Powder Springs will continue to operate with limited in-person services through at least January. City of Powder Springs offices will therefore remain closed to the public, though staff members who directly serve citizen needs will remain available to the public via phone and email from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. City contact information and updates can be found at cityofpowdersprings.org.

From Dec. 12 and Dec. 25, Cobb County’s 14-day confirmed case rate per 100,000 resident average was 675, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. That average is nearly seven times the rate that would be considered high transmission. Cobb remains in substantial, community transmission of COVID-19 as was reported by Cobb & Douglas Public Health Director Dr. Janet Memark in mid-December.

“Vaccination for the mass population is still months away. Many of our residents can be hospitalized or lose their lives to COVID-19 in that time frame,” Memark wrote in a Dec. 15 COVID-19 update.

 Memark and her agency continue to urge the public to do the following to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear your masks in public 
  • Do not gather with those outside of your immediate family or bubble 
  • Watch your distance from others - at least 6 feet 
  • Wash your hands

As previously stated in the city’s Nov. 18 closure announcement, city personnel with jobs that must be done in person (Police, Sanitation, Stormwater and others) will continue to report to work and fulfill required in-person duties as per usual, following all best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, and other health organizations.

City officials will determine in late January what operational changes will need to be made in the succeeding weeks.


Nov. 18, 2020

City offices to be closed to public starting Nov. 23

To protect public health, City of Powder Springs offices will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23, though staff members who directly serve citizen needs will remain available to the public via phone and email from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. City contact information and updates can be found at cityofpowdersprings.org.   

The suspension of in-person city services is being done as cases of COVID-19 continue to trend upward toward levels seen this summer, with the potential for greater increases as we enter the winter months.

City personnel with jobs that must be done in person (Police, Sanitation, Stormwater and others) will continue to report to work and fulfill required in-person duties as per usual, following all best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, and other health organizations.

The City of Powder Springs encourages all citizens to continue to follow guidelines from these organizations, and to be mindful of them during the holiday season. Though many individuals may experience mild to no symptoms from the highly contagious virus, it could have more serious consequences, including death, to others with underlying medical conditions or of advanced age.

Family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers or other others could face serious conditions if the spread of COVID-19 reaches them. 

Increases of COVID-19 cases also put a load on medical personnel, which may delay those needing care for other conditions. 

The aforementioned changes to city operations, and any potential future changes, are being made with the public’s health in mind, as well as the wellbeing of city staff, their family members and others. We ask that our residents keep this in mind as these operational changes are put in place.

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