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COVID-19 Update from the City of Johns Creek

Update: Thursday, July 31, 9:30 a.m.

The City of Johns Creek and the Recreation and Parks Division are reopening pavilion rentals for in-person gatherings. Read more.


Update: Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 3 p.m.

​All Johns Creek Fire Department fire station visit requests, firefighter visit requests, and Community Room reservation requests have been temporarily suspended.


Update: Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m.
Johns Creek City Hall Re-Opening - Phase One

On Monday, June 22, Johns Creek begins the first phase of its City Hall public re-opening. Access to the first floor of City Hall will be open to the public during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Phase One Re-opening Details:
  • The Community Development Department will transition back to normal operations and will only accept in-person permit submittals. Acceptance of electronic permit submittals will cease at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 19, with the exception of Trade permits, which can continue to be submitted both in-person or via email to buildingpermits@johnscreekga.gov.
  • The Revenue Department will re-open for business licenses, excise taxes, pouring permits, and other revenue transactions.

As part of its second phase of planned re-opening, Johns Creek anticipates Municipal Court to begin again on Tuesday, July 7.
 
If you’re visiting City Hall, we kindly ask that you observe social distancing guidelines and utilize the hand sanitizing stations in the building.
 
Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Update: Friday, May 29, 7:45 a.m.

Johns Creek re-opening additional facilities on June 1

The City of Johns Creek plans re-opening additional park facilities on Monday, June 1. Newly available park facilities include playgrounds, Newtown Dog Park, and basketball courts (Ocee Park basketball courts are closed due to construction). Read more.


Friday, May 22, 2020 | 5:20 p.m.

In an effort to provide businesses flexibility as establishments resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Johns Creek is providing outdoor operations allowances where they may not be otherwise permitted by city code. Read more about the temporary outdoor operations here.


Update: Monday, May 11, 2020 | 9 a.m.

Johns Creek re-opening select parks and facilities on May 15

The City of Johns Creek plans re-opening select public parks and facilities on Friday, May 15. With a goal of promoting active recreation and ensuring the health and safety of city residents and visitors, the city requests park guests maintain social distancing and follow the CDC Guidelines for Visiting Recreational Areas when visiting any Johns Creek recreation and park facility.  Read more.


Update: Friday, April 24, 2020 | 2:05 p.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp gives new requirements for how certain Georgia businesses can begin reopening.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 5:50 p.m.

A COVID-19 testing site will open on Friday, April 24 at the former Rite Aid building at 11855 Jones Bridge Road (at the intersection of Jones Bridge and Sargent roads). The new testing site is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be staffed by Walgreens personnel. The appointment-only testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Johns Creek Police will provide on-site security for the testing site. Read more.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 4:15 p.m.

COVID-19 testing expands in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to accommodate more testing of Georgia residents. 
Effective immediately, all symptomatic individuals will be eligible for COVID-19 testing. Health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care facility residents and staff will still be prioritized for testing regardless of whether they are or are not symptomatic. Read more.


Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:20 p.m.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced that pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020. View more on the Secretary of State website.


Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp extended the executive order on Wednesday, April 8. The executive order includes the renewal of the state of Georgia public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020 and the extension of the shelter in place order until April 30, 2020.

View the executive order documents:


Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.

While COVID-19 has caused many residents to stay at home, criminal activity is still taking place. Some scammers may try to take advantage of the situation and it's important to be on alert and report any suspicious behavior to local law enforcement. In this video, Captain Todd Hood of the Johns Creek Police Department describes a variety of scams that are circulating and how people can avoid being exploited during this pandemic. Watch this video for more information.


Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 12 p.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed a statewide "Shelter in Place" Executive Order, effective from April 3 to April 13, 2020. In this video, we explain what that means and what you can do during this time period to minimize the spread of COVID-19.


Friday, April 3, 2020 | 12:05 p.m.

Johns Creek City Manger Ed Densmore addresses Governor Kemp's "Shelter in Place" Executive Order, which goes into effect on Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m., and advises residents to stay calm and do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 


Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 7:10 p.m.

View Gov. Brian Kemp's Executive Order

View Gov. Brian Kemp's Executive Order calling for Georgians to shelter in place. [PDF]
Shelter in Place Q&A [PDF]
 


Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 7:10 p.m.
All Johns Creek Municipal Court dates scheduled for the month of April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Municipal Court staff will send those individuals whose courts dates are affected a notice in the mail and you will be rescheduled.


Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 9 a.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced a shelter in place order for all residents which is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 3 and last at least until April 13 and also the closure of Georgia Public Schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. More information will be available when Gov. Kemp’s office issues official statements and plans later today.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 |2:30 p.m.

The Special Called Meeting of Mayor and Council of the City of Johns Creek for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 has been cancelled.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 2:15 p.m.

Effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Fulton County Board of Health has issued an administrative order directing all residents of Fulton County to shelter in place. View the administrative order on the Fulton County Board of Health website.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.

The Fulton Golden Games, the annual month-long series of Olympic-style events and activities for Fulton residents age 50 and older, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
 
The Golden Games is hosted and run jointly by parks and recreation departments from the cities of Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs, as well as Fulton County.
 
Opening Ceremonies had been scheduled for April 29 at Bell Memorial Park in Milton. The ceremonies and all Golden Games-related activities originally scheduled for the month of May will not be held.


Monday, March 30, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive. The purpose of the Special Called Meeting will be to consider an Emergency Ordinance to provide for individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and an ordinance to establish procedures and rules for operating a business within the City of Johns Creek during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, Council will discuss their meeting cadence during this Pandemic and the City Manager will provide a status report on the City Operations during this Pandemic.  Public Comments may be emailed to the City Clerk at joan.jones@johnscreekga.gov who will read the comments for the record. The meeting will be live-streamed on the city website.


Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

If you need to report a potential violation of Gov. Brian Kemp's Executive Order, please visit www.Gov.Georgia.gov and click on "Contact Us." Then, click on "Constituent Services" which will take you to a form to fill out. 

Please include the following information:
1. Business Name
2. Address
3. County
4. Telephone Number
5. Specific details of the complaint

Recent Resources:


Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 2 p.m.

Johns Creek Deputy Fire Chief Chad McGinoney describes terms related to COVID-19 such as "social distancing" and "flattening the curve," and how residents can do their part reduce the spread of the virus. Watch this video for more information.


Friday, March 27, 2020 | 2:30 p.m.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital








Looking for a way to thank local hospital staff? Emory Johns Creek Hospital would love to share words of encouragement with its healthcare workers. On your social media profile, send a 30-word note, photo or short video and upload it with the hashtag #teamejch and EJCH will pass it along to the team. View updates from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on their website.
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 11 p.m.


Statement from Mayor Mike Bodker on Behalf of the Johns Creek City Council

As the coronavirus “COVID-19” continues to evolve, the City of Johns Creek continues to monitor the situation to assess providing services and operations around our community. The city is in daily contact with local and state agencies, as well as community partners, hospitals, schools, and neighboring public safety agencies to ensure we have the most updated information pertaining to the coronavirus. Read the full statement.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

The City of Johns Creek continues to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In consideration of the public health emergency, and to reduce the opportunity for the spread of the disease in our community, the city has cancelled the following events and activities:

As previously announced, the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial grand opening has been postponed and a date has not yet been selected. And, the City’s Easter Egg Dash (March 28) and Special Needs Spring Fling (March 29) have been cancelled.
 
We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available. 


Monday, March 23, 2020 | 12:45 p.m.

Update for Johns Creek Municipal Court:  

Municipal Court dates scheduled for the week of March 30 – April 3, April 6 - 10, and  April 13 - 17 are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Municipal Court staff will send those individuals whose courts dates are affected a notice in the mail and you will be rescheduled.
 
You can pay your traffic citation/ticket online here.
 
And, those seeking probation services should NOT come to City Hall, as the building is closed until further notice. If you have questions about probation, please call Rita Tukes at 470-509-4376 or email rtukes@csraprobation.com.

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

Shop Local
Looking for a local small business to support? Check out the list from the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. To submit your Johns Creek business to the Chamber’s list, please email: jc_chamber@yahoo.com Share your support on social media by using the hashtags #KeepItInTheCreek and #ChooseToUseJohnsCreek



 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11 a.m.

Johns Creek Fire Chief Chris Coons talks us through what to expect when you call 911 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dispatchers may ask you additional questions, which are asked to help identify potential COVID-19 cases. This way, emergency responders can use proper resources and proper protective gear. Watch this video for more informtation.
 

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

Johns Creek suspends on-premises eating at city restaurants, dining establishments

An emergency ordinance temporarily suspending on-premises dining operations at restaurants and dining establishments in the city was approved by the Johns Creek City Council during its emergency special-called meeting on Friday evening. The temporary dining restrictions are enacted to curtail large gatherings and to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for employees and the public. The emergency ordinance directs restaurants and dining establishments in Johns Creek to cease dine-in services beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. Read more.


Friday, March 20, 2020 | 5:40 p.m.

As of Friday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m., all Johns Creek City parks facilities will be CLOSED until further notice. Newtown, Ocee, Shakerag, and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s restrooms, dog park, playgrounds, pavilions, and athletic fields and courts will be closed. It feels great to get fresh air outside, so park trails and sidewalks will be open but please remember the CDC’s recommendation of practicing social distancing (keep a 6-foot distance). 

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 12:45 p.m.

Johns Creek has many great small businesses and the city is encouraging residents to support local businesses while also practicing social distancing.

The city encourages ordering an item online from a local small business, or getting take-out from a locally-owned restaurant in Johns Creek. Looking for a local small business to support? Visit the online business directory on the city website or visit the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce website. To add your Johns Creek business to the Chamber's website, please email jc_chamber@yahoo.com.

Give a local business a call or check online to see if they’re open!
 

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:30 a.m.

Effective March 23, 2020, the City of Johns Creek Community Development Department will be accepting permit applications by email due to COVID-19 and the City Hall closure. View details about the email permitting process here.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 7:15 p.m.

The City of Johns Creek Council unanimously adopted an Emergency Ordinance at the Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The ordinance ensures the Mayor and City Council can fully address the public emergency created by the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting the life, health, property, and public peace within the City.

  • In accordance with the adopted ordinance the City Council will be able to hold meetings and vote via teleconference. Any and all actions taken during these meetings shall be reported to the public through the City’s website.

  • The City Council Work Session and Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 have been cancelled.

  • Additionally, the occupational tax payment deadline of March 31, 2020 has been extended through Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Read more about the Emergency Ordinance here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 12 p.m.

The Mayor and Council of the City of Johns Creek will hold a SPECIAL CALLED MEETING at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  This Special Called Meeting will be held at Johns Creek City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek, GA  30097.  The purpose of the Special Called Meeting will be to consider the passage of an Emergency Declaration Ordinance. The meeting will be live-streamed on the city website.   

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 1 p.m.

City of Johns Creek Closes City Hall and Cancels/Postpones Events and Meetings

 

The City of Johns Creek is in daily contact with local and state agencies, as well as community partners, hospitals, schools, and neighboring public safety agencies to ensure we have the most updated information pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

City staff has been monitoring the situation and meeting regularly to assess providing services and operations around Johns Creek.  In light of the recent recommendations from the public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp, the city has announced additional temporary facility closures, operational changes, and the suspension of certain meetings and events until further notice. 

City Hall:

As of 5 p.m., Monday, March 16, Johns Creek City Hall is closed to the public and non-essential personnel until further notice. An update on the March 23 City Council Work Session and City Council Meeting is forthcoming. (*Update: March 18 - The City Council Work Session and Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 have been cancelled.)

Early Voting / Presidential Primary:

Early voting has been suspended. The Georgia Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election is now scheduled for May 19, 2020. For details on voting, visit the Secretary of State website

Public Safety:

Johns Creek Police, Fire and emergency services will maintain continuity of response and emergency operations throughout the city. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Municipal Court: 

Johns Creek Municipal Court dates scheduled for the week of March 16-20 and March 23-27 are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Municipal Court staff will send those individuals whose courts dates are affected a notice in the mail and you will be rescheduled. The March 25 STOP Class has been cancelled. You can pay your traffic ticket/citation online.

Community Development Department – Permits & Applications: 

Effective March 23, 2020, the City of Johns Creek Community Development Department will be accepting permit applications by email to due COVID-19 and the City Hall closure. View details about the email permitting process here.

Recreation sports, programs, & activities: 

All Johns Creek recreation/sports league activities (Newtown Recreation and Ocee Park Recreation) as well as Autrey Mill Nature Preserve activities have been suspended through April 12 and planned to resume on April 13.

Third-party special events/Park facility rentals: 

All park facility rentals are cancelled through April 12. All third-party special events in the parks are cancelled through April 12.

Clubhouse Fitness classes (March-April session) and Free Outdoor Fitness: 

Classes are cancelled through April 12. 

Park Place at Newtown School: 

All Park Place programs and activities will be cancelled for the next two weeks (through March 29). Early voting at Park Place has been suspended.

Johns Creek Fire Department: 

All public tours of the fire stations have been suspended.

Johns Creek Event Cancellations & Postponements:

  • The Wall That Heals Grand Opening: The event to be held on March 28 will be rescheduled.

  • Easter Egg Dash: The event to be held on March 28 at Shakerag Park is cancelled.

  • Special Needs Spring Fling: The event to be held on March 29 at Newtown Park is cancelled.

  • Special Needs Bocce Ball: Cancelled through April 7.

  • Johns Creek International Festival: The event to be held April 25 has been cancelled.

Please take advantage of the online resources on the city website:

 

The City of Johns Creek is taking these steps to help protect all populations within our community while also balancing the need to keep our doors open to provide city services. We will continue to monitor the situation and may take further actions if necessary. The CDCGeorgia Department of Public Healthand county health offices are your best source of information about the virus.

Stay updated and view more information about COVID-19 on the city website.





From the CDC:

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 2:45 p.m.

 

The City of Johns Creek is in daily contact with local and state agencies, as well as community partners, hospitals, schools, and neighboring public safety agencies to ensure we have the most updated information pertaining to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

City staff have been monitoring the situation and meeting regularly to assess providing services and operations around Johns Creek. 

In consideration of recent developments, the city is taking the following measures:

  • Municipal Court: Johns Creek Municipal Court dates scheduled for the week of March 16-20 and March 23-27 are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Municipal Court staff will send those individuals whose courts dates are affected a notice in the mail and you will be rescheduled. *Update: March 23: Court dates scheduled for the weeks of March 30 - April 3, April 6-10, April 13-17

  • Recreation sports, programs, & activities: All Johns Creek recreation/sports league activities (Newtown Recreation and Ocee Park Recreation) as well as Autrey Mill Nature Preserve activities have been suspended through April 12 and planned to resume on April 13.

  • Third-party special events/Park facility rentals: All park facility rentals are cancelled through April 12. All third-party special events in the parks are cancelled through April 12.

  • Clubhouse Fitness classes (March-April session) and Free Outdoor Fitness: Classes are cancelled through April 12. 

  • Park Place at Newtown School: All Park Place programs and activities will be cancelled for the next two weeks (through March 29). Early voting has been suspended.

Public Safety: Johns Creek Police, Fire and emergency services will maintain continuity of response and emergency operations throughout the city. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Johns Creek Event Cancellations & Postponements:

  • The Wall That Heals Grand Opening: The event to be held on March 28 will be rescheduled.

  • Easter Egg Dash: The event to be held on March 28 at Shakerag Park is cancelled.

  • Special Needs Spring Fling: The event to be held on March 29 at Newtown Park is cancelled.

  • Special Needs Bocce Ball: Special Needs Bocce is cancelled through April 7.

  • City Hall: Currently, the Monday, March 23 City Council work session and meeting will be held as scheduled. (*Update: March 18 - The City Council Work Session and Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 have been cancelled.​)  *Update: March 16 - City Hall will be closed until further notice.)

Please take advantage of the online resources the city has on its website:


The City of Johns Creek is taking these steps to help protect all populations within our community while also balancing the need to keep our doors open to provide city services. We will continue to monitor the situation and may take further actions if necessary. The CDC, Georgia Department of Health and county health offices are your best source of information about the virus. View more information about COVID-19 on the city website.