Alpharetta City Council to consider shelter in place at emergency meeting April 1

Alpharetta City Council members will consider a shelter in place order among other city restrictions at the emergency meeting April 1. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alpharetta City Council members will consider a shelter-in-place order among other city restrictions at the emergency meeting April 1. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Alpharetta City Council members will consider a shelter-in-place order among other city restrictions at the emergency meeting April 1. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

City of Alpharetta residents could see a shelter-in-place order due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the digital emergency council meeting April 1, according to a city press release March 31.

The sole purpose of the meeting will be to consider an emergency ordinance directing Alpharetta residents to shelter in place, direct certain persons to isolate and quarantine, prohibit all nonessential travel, prohibit all gatherings of 10 or more people, close all city facilities to the public with certain exceptions, establish the closure or modified operation of certain businesses, provide for small-business assistance and other purposes, the release said.

State Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus March 18, posting an announcement to his public Facebook page March 20; however, specific data on the number of cases of the coronavirus in Alpharetta was unavailable as of publication March 31.



The Georgia Department of Public Health has been releasing county-level and statewide case numbers since March 2, rolling out a daily status report update page on the website beginning March 12. Since March 2, the number of cases in Fulton County has risen from two cases on March 2 to 599 cases as of publication at 7:05 p.m. March 31, while statewide totals have reached 4,117 cases, according to data from the GDPH.


Residents can still participate in public comment by dialing into the meeting at 7 p.m. via phone or computer. The city will be using Zoom Meetings to conduct the council meeting.

To join the meeting by computer, visit https://zoom.us/j/4801153619 and enter the meeting ID number: 4801153619. To join by phone, call 646-558-8656 or 312-626-6799 and enter 4801153619 followed by the pound sign.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.