5 coronavirus-related stories Alpharetta readers might have missed

Guests can donate to the GoFundMe, bid in the auction or purchase a gift card to support Fifth Group Restaurants. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Guests can donate to the GoFundMe, bid in the auction or purchase a gift card to support Fifth Group Restaurants. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Guests can donate to the GoFundMe, bid in the auction or purchase a gift card to support Fifth Group Restaurants. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Find recent local stories regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic below.

Georgia sees 990% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more shelter-in-place orders are issued and more businesses are forced to lay off their employees, more Americans—and more Georgians—are filing claims for unemployment insurance.

Shelter-in-place ordinance passed by Alpharetta City Council at April 1 emergency meeting, will continue for up to 30 days

Residents of the city of Alpharetta are now required to shelter in place beginning April 1 for up to 30 days following the passage of an emergency ordinance at the digital Alpharetta City Council emergency meeting April 1.



With Alpharetta residents staying home, city sees 'more than 25% increase' in residential waste volumes

As many residents are spending more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak, Alpharetta city officials said in a Facebook post that residential garbage volumes in Alpharetta have increased more than 25%, putting a burden on the ability for Republic Services—the city's trash and recycling service provider—to maintain service schedules.

Fifth Group Restaurants, owner of South City Kitchen at Avalon, launches silent auction, GoFundMe for furloughed employees

After furloughing more than 600 hourly employees due to restaurant closures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Fifth Group Restaurants—the parent company of South City Kitchen at Avalon in Alpharetta as well as several other restaurants in the Atlanta metro area—launched a virtual silent auction March 27 to raise money for the Fifth Group Family Fund, which benefits the company's furloughed employees.

Fulton County Schools to remain closed through April 24, plans virtual hiring fair in April

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order March 26, closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, which includes Fulton County Schools—the school system that encompasses a host of Alpharetta and Milton campuses.

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The percentage of positive COVID-19 viral tests decreased from 9.1% to 8.9% as of 3 p.m. June 5. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive viral tests drops to 8.9%

The percentage of positive COVID-19 viral tests decreased from 9.1% to 8.9% as of 3 p.m. June 5.

City of Alpharetta opens Windward Community Park

The city of Alpharetta opened its latest public park, Windward Community Park, in early June.

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Hemp Farmacy now open on Windward Parkway

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May.

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Hospitalizations rise 10.1% in 7 days

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27.

Del Taco in Milton now permanently closed

Del Taco in Milton closed in late March.

Dozens of protestors gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTOS: Protesters gather in downtown Alpharetta over George Floyd's death

Dozens of protesters gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd.

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alpharetta City Council passes first reading of skateboarding ordinance

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center.

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Milton City Council approves alcohol ordinance rewrites, paving way for breweries, food halls to open

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws.

Chet Touton, owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year. (Community Impact staff)
GUIDE: Advice on home improvement, maintenance projects from Alpharetta business owner

Chet Touton, the owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Public health department to switch to one COVID-19 update per day

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day.

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Most businesses inside Avalon closed tonight amid protest concerns

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd.