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RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS



In response to the current conditions resulting from the Coronavirus, the City of Tallapoosa has declared a State of Emergency. The City will be following the State guidelines--All citizens should follow those guidelines as well: Including restrictions of 10 or more people; Social distancing, staying home; avoiding crowds and refraining from touching one another. Please be mindful when purchasing items not depriving others in need.

For daily local updates you can visit the following link.

Tanner Health System (daily local updates):
https://www.tanner.org/patients-and-visitors/patient-services/coronavirus


The City of Tallapoosa has closed its Lobby to the Public. City Hall is still Open and Doing Business, but simply for the public’s safety and the safety of our employees the city is trying to limit personal contact.

You can drop your payments for Utility Bills, Tax, Business License in the outside drop box, or use our on-line payment service at www.tallapoosaga.gov, or call the dedicated phone number of 1-855-608-2479.

You can reach us at City Hall at our normal phone number of 770-574-2345 during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Our Senior Center, Library, Museum, Recreation Department, and Police Department are also closed temporarily to the Public as the City joins with other agencies in trying to limit large gathering of individuals where the danger of spreading a contagion might occur.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during this time. We consider the safety of our Citizens and Employees our highest priority and will continue to keep you informed of any changes to our schedule as they occur.








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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY


CITY OF TALLAPOOSA

EMERGENCY DECLARATION

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, THE CITY OF TALLAPOOSA IS DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY WITHIN OUR CORPORATE BORDERS IN RESPONSE TO THE THREAT CREATED BY THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19. THE CITY, ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, IS IN THE MIDST OF A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. OUR COMBINED RESPONSES WILL DETERMINE BOTH THE SEVERITY AND DURATION OF THIS CRISIS.

TO MINIMIZE THE LONG-TERM DURATION OF COVID-19 IN THIS AREA, PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS AND DECREES:

EATING ESTABLISHMENTS:

RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING AND DINING ESTABLISHMENT WHERE FOOD IS SERVED MUST CEASE OFFERING DINE-IN SERVICES BUT MAY CONTINUE PREPARING AND OFFERING FOOD VIA DELIVERY, DRIVE-THROUGH OR TAKE-OUT SERVICES. PATRONS, EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS MUST MAINTAIN AT LEAST SIX (6) FEET OF PERSONAL DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

CLOSURE OF CERTAIN BUSINESSES:

GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS, POOLS, SOCIAL CLUBS, AMUSEMENT FACILITIES, BOWLING ALLEYS, POOL HALLS, THEATERS, MASSAGE PARLORS, NAIL SALONS, AND ANY OTHER SIMILAR FACILITY, ANY FACILITY USED FOR AN ACTIVITY THAT INVOLVES PROLONGED PHYSICAL PROXIMITY OF INDIVIDUALS, AND ANY FACILITY USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SOCIAL GROOMING, OR GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PURPOSE, MUST CLOSE AND REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF THIS EMERGENCY.

PERSONAL DISTANCE:

ALL OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS NOT COVERED ABOVE SUCH AS GROCERY STORES, PHARMACIES, AND OTHER BUSINESSES WHICH REMAIN OPEN DURING THE
EMERGENCY MUST POST SIGNAGE ON ENTRANCE DOORS INFORMING CUSTOMERS
TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST SIX (6) FEET OF PERSONAL DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND OTHERS AND SHALL NOT ALLOW MORE THAN TEN (10) PEOPLE INTO SUCH ESTABLISHMENT AT ANY ONE TIME IF SUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE MAINTAINED.

GATHERINGS:

ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN TEN (10) PEOPLE OCCURRING OUTSIDE OF A HOUSEHOLD OR LIVING UNIT ARE PROHIBITED. NOTHING IN THIS DECREE, HOWEVER, PROHIBITS THE GATHERING OF INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF CARRYING ON BUSINESS CERTIFIED AS “ESSENTIAL” BY THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY PURSUANT TO O.C.G.A. 38-3-58 OR DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNOR AS “CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE” OR PROVISION OF MEDICAL OR HEALTH SERVICES.

CURFEW:

A CURFEW IS IMPOSED FROM 9:00 P.M. TO 5:00 A.M. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS, UNLESS “EXEMPT INDIVIDUALS” AS DEFINED HEREIN, SHALL REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES OR ON THEIR PROPERTY DURING CURFEW PERIOD. EXEMPT INDIVIDUALS INCLUDE THOSE INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN THE PROVISION OF DESIGNATED, ESSENTIAL SERVICES, SUCH AS (1) FIRE; (2) LAW ENFORCEMENT; (3) MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES, INCLUDING VETERINARY SERVICES; (4) MILITARY SERVICES; (5) UTILITY EMERGENCY REPAIRS; (6) PERSONS SEEKING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES OR HOSPITAL SERVICES AND THOSE PERSONS ASSISTING SUCH PERSONS; (7) INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO AND FROM THEIR JOBS WITH APPROPRIATE IDENTIFICATION AND PERSONS TRAVELING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES; (8) INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN THE DELIVERY OF FOOD, MEDICINE, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, FUEL INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RE-STOCKING OF GROCERY STORES, PHARMACIES, AND CONVENIENCE STORES; (9) NEWS MEDIA EMPLOYEES; (10) DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OF BUSINESS DESIGNATED BY THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AS “ESSENTIAL” PURSUANT TO O.C.G.A. 38-3-58; (11) PERSONS PROVIDING NECESSARY CARE OF COMPANION ANIMALS IN THE CUSTODY AND CARE OF AN ANIMAL SHELTER, BOARDING FACILITY, OR KENNEL AND PERSONS WALKING PERSONAL ANIMALS; AND (12) CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES AS DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNOR OR IDENTIFIED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY.

VIOLATIONS OF ORDER:

ANY VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDER SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS AN ORDINANCE VIOLATION SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL PENALTY PROVISIONS OF THE CITY AS SET FORTH IN ITS CODE OF ORDINANCES.










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EVENT SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

THE CITY OF TALLAPOOSA\'S ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL HAS TENTATIVELY BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR THE FIRST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER WHICH IS 10/3/2020.

THIS WILL ALSO COINCIDE WITH THE FALL CITY-WIDE YARD SALE.

THIS WILL BE AN EXCITING DAY OFFERING SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AS THE CITY IS FILLED WITH YARD SALE ENTHUSIASTS, ARTS & CRAFT AND FOOD VENDORS, AND FUN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO BE IN TALLAPOOSA ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2020. IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY!





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