Letter from Mayor Kelly March 30, 2020:
As the Mayor of Dallas,
I would just like to announce that we have adopted an emergency declaration ordinance this evening in our Mayor and Council meeting. I had the opportunity last week to sit in a meeting with our local State Legislators, County Officials, Department Heads, and the Mayor of Hiram. We were all able to discuss the issues at hand and we were all unanimous with regard to the emergency measures that need to be taken. We know that this is going to have a huge impact on businesses, but at the same time, desperate times call for desperate measures. With the Federal government stepping in with the new stimulus bill, this should help soften the blow. With all of this being said, it was nice to be amongst all the Officials from our county and cities, and to see that we were all united in the wellbeing and protection of our citizens.
Mayor James Kelly
The City of Dallas has closed all offices and facilities until further notice. The situation is constantly evaluated to decide when to reopen – or continue the shutdown until a time that we can safely gather without the chance of spreading the virus more.
The Dallas Police Department is operating to protect and serve our citizens, while practicing recommendations to keep them and the public safe from transmitting or contracting the virus.
Our Water and Sewer Department is operating with a skeleton crew to keep our utilities running as smoothly as possible without coming in contact with the public.
Court Services, Cultural Arts, Business Licenses, Building Inspections, Parks and Recreation are operating on an as-needed basis.
If you think you are experiencing symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19:
- Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
- Instead, you should first call you primary care doctor, urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center.
If you are not sure what to do or need more information, please call the State of Georgia’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-844-442-2681.
This hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and offers information in both English and Spanish. Up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 is available, and agents can also provide answers to questions regarding healthcare resources and community updates.