7:46 PM Mar 19, 2020 EDT

GUIDE: Coronavirus updates to know in Alpharetta, Milton

COVID-19 is hitting the entire world, including the Alpharetta and Milton area. Here are the updates you need to know, all in one place.


3:51 PM Apr 3, 2020 EDT

Q&A: What the statewide shelter-in-place order means for Alpharetta, Milton residents

While the city of Alpharetta and the Fulton County Board of Health both have individual shelter-in-place orders, the statewide order supersedes local ordinances in the event of conflict. Here is a quick look at what the statewide order means.

North Fulton Community Charities sees 321% increase in requests for help following COVID-19 outbreak

As more businesses are closing and furloughing or laying off employees, NFCC officials are seeing significant increases in requests for assistance.



Design completed on Windward Parkway eastbound, westbound widening projects

The city of Alpharetta is working on a project to widen lanes on Windward Parkway going eastbound and westbound near Georgia 400.


Milton's Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub offers grocery market for furloughed employees; switches to takeout, curbside for food, alcohol

The restaurant is now offering a grocery market for its furloughed employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gov. Brian Kemp extends shelter-in-place order through April 30

The statewide shelter-in-place order was originally set to end at 11:59 p.m. April 13, but it has been extended to April 30.


4 coronavirus stories Alpharetta readers should know

Here are four recent coronavirus stories from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta area.



Sidewalk construction on Morrison Parkway scheduled for May completion

Sidewalk construction is underway on Morrison Parkway in Alpharetta.


Alpharetta resident forms COVID Covers group to make face masks for local health care professionals

Shortly after COVID-19 broke out in Georgia, Alpharetta resident Angela Trettenero started the COVID Covers Facebook group—dedicated to helping home seamstresses connect with each other and with local health care workers in need of face masks.


Wellstar Health System leverages telemedicine, coronavirus virtual assessment tool during pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Georgia, Wellstar Health System is taking measures to implement more virtual health tools to keep nonemergency visits at home.


Construction on Big Creek Greenway extension to Forsyth County's trail system now underway

A project to extend the Big Creek Greenway trail system to connect it to Forsyth County's trails is underway in the city of Alpharetta.



Alpharetta City Council discusses preliminary budget, bond impacts due to COVID-19

Financial impacts due to the COVID-19 outbreak are beginning to be discussed by Alpharetta City Council members.


Charlotte Drive extension in Milton to wrap up this spring

The city of Milton's project to extend Charlotte Drive from Mayfield Road to Birmingham Highway is on track to finish up this spring.


The Barre Code of Alpharetta closes doors 2 months after opening, adapts through virtual workouts

The Barre Code in Alpharetta switched to virtual workouts while the physical studio is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.


April 6: 3 coronavirus stories Alpharetta readers might have missed

Here are three stories regarding local coronavirus coverage readers might have missed.



Fulton County Schools moves forward with remote learning plan, graduation despite school closure for rest of the year

Despite the closure of all K-12 public schools for the rest of the school year, Fulton County Schools is continuing with the remote learning plan and did not cancel graduation.


5 coronavirus-related stories Alpharetta readers might have missed

Find recent local stories regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic below.


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

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19.


Pedestrian improvements underway on Canton Street in Alpharetta

Pedestrian improvements are underway on Canton Street in downtown Alpharetta.



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

Alpharetta City Council members passed an ordinance April 1, which issued an immediate shelter in place order for all city residents for the next 30 days. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)


Gov. Brian Kemp orders statewide shelter in place to begin April 3, closes all public schools through remainder of school year

Beginning April 3, all Georgia residents will be under a statewide shelter in place order via Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp also announced the closure of all K-12 public schools through the rest of the school year.


Georgia 400 interchange improvements at Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on track for fall completion

Residents of Alpharetta can expect to see construction on the Georgia 400 interchange at Windward Parkway completed by this fall.


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

Council members will consider a shelter-in-place order among other city restrictions at the emergency meeting.



Alpharetta's Maple Street Biscuit Co. starts meal program for health care workers, offers groceries to community

Community members can now purchase high-demand grocery store products, boxed meals for health care workers and meals for neighbors at Maple Street Biscuit Co.


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

With more residents staying at home, the city of Alpharetta is urging its community to reduce yard and bulky waste to help waste collectors.