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.