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Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases drops below 13%

As of 7 p.m. May 13, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 dropped to 12.93%, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Botiwalla remains temporarily closed as owner, management staff create sustainable to-go business model

Botiwalla owner Meherwan Irani said curbside pickup and takeout orders could resume soon, but dining rooms will not reopen for "many months."


MAY 13 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Alpharetta area

Read the latest coverage of the Alpharetta area here.



Coronavirus in Georgia: Test numbers rise by more than 10,000 in 24 hours

As of 7 p.m. May 12, state COVID-19 test numbers total 262,179 administered tests—an increase of more than 10,000 tests since 7 p.m. May 11.


City of Alpharetta to begin phased reopening May 15, beginning with park facilities

City officials announced some parts of city parks will reopen beginning May 15.


Georgia law firms, pro bono resource center launch free legal clinic for small businesses, nonprofits to navigate COVID-19 legal concerns

Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits can receive free legal consultations from a Georgia law firm on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coronavirus in Georgia: Test numbers increase by more than 30% in last 7 days

COVID-19 test numbers have surpassed 250,000 as of 7 p.m. May 11, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.



DATA: See how COVID-19 has impacted businesses in North Fulton County

Several entities in the Greater North Fulton area partnered to send out a survey to more than 3,000 North Fulton businesses to see how COVID-19 has impacted them. The survey was open April 13-20.


WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Most popular Alpharetta-area news from the week

Read the most popular stories from the previous week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.


Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases continues to decline, data shows

The total percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia is now 14.14%, showing a continual decline in the number of positive test results versus the number of administered tests.


Active portions of parks in city of Milton to reopen May 9

Active portions of parks, including playgrounds, will open once again May 9 in the city of Milton.



National unemployment sees largest-ever month-over-month increase in April

Unemployment numbers hit a record high in April, the highest level recorded since 1948, when these reports were first issued.


COVID-19 testing expands to all Georgians with or without symptoms

Testing for COVID-19 is now available for all Georgians, not just those showing symptoms of the virus.


Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases drops to 14.53%, the lowest percentage of positive cases to date

The percentage of positive cases of coronavirus versus the number of administered tests decreased to 14.53% since 7 p.m. May 6.


Coronavirus in Georgia: Case counts approach 31,000, test numbers surpass 204,000

While case counts continue to rise in Georgia, test numbers are also rising—and outpacing the case count growth as of 7 p.m. May 6, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.



Virtual public meeting open through May 25 for community input on trail connection between Alpha Loop, Big Creek Greenway

The Alpha Link spans 1.75 miles, crossing Haynes Bridge Road and following Georgia 400 west to Encore Parkway. From Encore, Alpha Link will head south to North Point Parkway and cross to the Big Creek Greenway trails.


Coronavirus, crosswalks and more: Latest news from Alpharetta, Milton

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta and Milton areas.


Coronavirus in Georgia: Number of administered tests rises 9.72% in 24 hours; case counts grow by 1.37% during same time

The number of administered coronavirus tests in Georgia now surpasses 200,000, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Alternate graduation ceremonies for Alpharetta, Cambridge, Milton high schools to be held in late May

Alternate graduation ceremonies were announced for all Fulton County Schools high schools during the May 5 FCS Board of Education work session.



Alpharetta City Council awards construction contract for crosswalk at midblock of Marietta, South Main streets

A crosswalk at the mid-block of Marietta and South Main streets will be constructed within the next eight months, per the approval of a construction contract between the city of Alpharetta and Chattahoochee Group Inc.


Coronavirus: Georgia case counts approach 30,000 as testing numbers climb past 180,000

Coronavirus case counts in Georgia are approaching 30,000, while test numbers are also increasing past 180,000, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Alpharetta City Council approves contract for inclusive community playground at Alpharetta Elementary School

An inclusive playground is coming to Alpharetta Elementary School for both school use and city resident use, per an intergovernmental agreement between the city of Alpharetta and Fulton County Schools.


Q&A with the Georgia Restaurant Association: How COVID-19 has impacted the state's restaurant industry

COVID-19 has caused a $2.5 billion revenue loss in the restaurant industry statewide since March 17, according to the Georgia Restaurant Association.