Covid-19 Information

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Updates as of 04/03/2020 @ 2:30pm:

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order:
Governor Kemp has issued an Executive Order to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Georgia. Please follow the below link for the order, and the handout explaining the order, or click the "Governor's Press Release" tab on the lefthand side. 

gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders



City of St. Marys Declaration of Emergency:
In response to the Covid-19 virus, City Council declared a City wide state of emergency on March 26, 2020. To read this document, and what this state of emergency entails, please click the link on the left hand side of the screen to find out more. 


City Hall Closure 
 The City of St. Marys will discontinue all in-person services and programs as we seek to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019-COVID-19

This will be effective today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, @ 5pm. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our customers but will continue to operate in a way that limits the exposure of COVID-19 to our staff and citizens.

Essential employees will report to work as scheduled, All city departments will be available via phone or email to answer any questions or provide assistance regarding payments as well as obtaining forms, and other information etc. For your convenience, there is a dropbox available for payments, if you would prefer to utilize this method as opposed to calling.  



Camden County Restaurants Must Stop All Dine In Service:

This executive order is placed in effect March 24, 2020 at noon, and will be in effect until April 6, 2020. Restaurants may no longer allow dine in service. Carry out, drive through, and delivery are still allowed. Unopened wine and beer will be temporarily allowed with carryout and delivery for restaurants with existing liquor licenses. 

Camden County Residents Under Voluntary Curfew

Camden County residents are under a voluntary curfew beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly to reduce possible community spread of COVID-19.

Exceptions will be made for travel to work and for medical treatment as well as for fuel, food, or medicine pick-up and delivery. The voluntary curfew is necessary to further reduce the impact the COVID-19 virus will have on our community.

The goal of the curfew is to reduce the burden on public safety and medical care and ensure their continued capability to handle existing critical response including cardiac events, motor vehicle accidents, and others. Limiting public interactions would reduce the likelihood of community spread of COVID-19.

As of 12:00 p.m. on March 22, 2020, Georgia has 600 confirmed cases, including ten (10) in southeast Georgia. Because testing has been limited, there may not be an accurate picture of the current level of infection in our community.

It is vitally important that all businesses realize that continuing to allow in-person gatherings of greater than ten (10) people is posing a significant health risk to Camden County.
Although this is a voluntary measure, additional actions may become necessary as this public health emergency continues to impact our community.

Examples of those measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Mandatory Curfew (8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.)
  • Mandatory limiting of all public gatherings to ten (10) people or less
  • Mandatory ordering of restaurants and bars to close for in-house dining and only open to serve food via pick-up,    delivery, or drive-thru
  • Voluntary Shelter-in-Place
  • Mandatory Shelter-in-Place

All critical infrastructure including, grocery stores, government services, providers of food, water, fuel, medical care, pharmacies, and deliveries would continue under all measures above.

The voluntary curfew does not affect operations at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
  Public Notice


 

Public Health Warning


Camden County residents must take action immediately to avoid Community Spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

  • It is imperative that each of our residents and businesses recognize that gatherings of 10 or more are placing the public at risk.
  • It is equally important that our local business, specifically restaurants and bars, recognize that failing to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines jeopardize the safety of those who gather on their premises.
  • Movement for the purpose of food and necessities, medical treatment, and work must and should continue unless directed otherwise. We also encourage everyone to use curbside pickup, drive-thru windows, and carryout options. Many of our restaurants have these capabilities, or are adapting during this public health emergency.
  • Your cooperation during this community health crisis is critical in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

Our community may be faced with stronger, more restrictive actions if voluntary measures do not reduce the risk of exposure to the community, in accordance with CDC guidelines.  Public Heath Warning


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


Utility Fees and Disconnections 

Precautionary Declaration of Public Health Emergency

GA Department of Public Health - FAQs (3/16/2020)

Please continue to monitor the City's website and social media, as closures/cancellations/postponements will be updated as frequently as possible.


CANCELLATIONS:

  • St. Marys Municipal Court - Cancelled until 4/17/2020
  • Council / Boards & Authorities will be evaluated on a case by case basis

CLOSURES:

  • St. Marys Public Library - Closed until further notice.
  • St. Marys Senior Center - Closed until further notice. 
  • Camden County Schools - Closed until further notice. 
  • St. Marys Welcome Center - Closed until further notice. 

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • Girls Gone Pickin'
  • Taste of Camden
  • Coast Guard Picnic
  • Spring "Open House"