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LIVE UPDATES: Here's what Alpharetta, Milton businesses, restaurants are doing in response to coronavirus concerns

Alpharetta and Milton restaurants and businesses are making changes in response to coronavirus concerns.


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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.

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.


2 lanes of Old Milton Parkway to be closed for road work

One lane in each direction will be closed for two weeks for road work.



Park Guide: 19 ways to get outside during the coronavirus—and in the future

While parks are closed in the cities of both Alpharetta and Milton, the nature trails, paths and the Big Creek Greenway are all open for public use. Take a look at what residents can still enjoy at city parks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The Ballog staff launch store website, switch to 'survival mode' to stay afloat during coronavirus pandemic

Kelsey Edwards, the creative director and buyer of The Ballog, launched the store website months prior to the original plans to boost sales during the shop's closure due to coronavirus concerns.


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

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


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

Fulton County Schools will remain closed at least through April 24 per an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp.



'Some days are half wonderful; others are wonderful': Alpharetta's Wildflour owner adjusts to new normal

Wildflour owner Michael Field has implemented curbside ordering and pickup to accommodate customers and still follow the city of Alpharetta's law prohibiting dine-in service due to the outbreak of coronavirus.


Milton announces closure of city parks, park facilities beginning March 26

Milton residents can still use the nature trails at city parks, despite the closure of all city parks and park facilities beginning March 26.


Milton mayor suspends ordinances 'in an effort to support Milton businesses'

Four ordinances in the city of Milton were suspended in an effort to help support local businesses.


Interested in face masks to fight coronavirus? Check out our coverage here

Medical providers and the general public alike are taking precautions against the coronavirus, and facemasks are often in demand by residents in many parts of the U.S.



Alpharetta City Council, mayor close all public parks; trails, paths, Big Creek Greenway remain open

Residents can no longer gather in city parks for the next 30 days but can still use trails, paths and the Big Creek Greenway.


Fulton County Schools expands food distribution program during school closures

More than 15,000 meals were distributed to families in need by Fulton County Schools employees this week.


Alpharetta prohibits dine-in service at all food establishments; announces extension of public event cancellations

Food-serving establishments in the city of Alpharetta can no longer offer dine-in services until further notice.


Alpharetta parent-teacher groups donate more than $20,000 total to families in need amid school closures

Local parents and community members rallied to help families in need amid school closures due to coronavirus prevention measures.



Fulton County suspends early voting; presidential preference primary election moved to May 19

The Georgia presidential preference primary was originally scheduled for March 24.


Milton City Council members pass emergency ordinance to conduct essential business virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

The city of Milton closed all city buildings for 30 days and adopted an emergency ordinance March 16 in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.