Emergency Ordinance Takes Effect 3.25.2020

Emergency Ordinance Takes Effect 3.25.2020
Posted on 03/25/2020



P.O. Box 87137  College Park, GA 30337




Contact: Gerald H. Walker, Director of Communications

Phone: (404) 305-2041 

College Park Updates Its Emergency Ordinance With “Stay Home” Requirement     

City Closes Parks & Outdoor Recreation Facilities for Two Weeks 

College Park, GA/March 25, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 24, the Mayor and Council for the City of College Park passed an updated emergency ordinance designed to limit non-essential gatherings to combat the spread of Covid-19. 

With the newly-adopted legislation, residents of College Park are ordered to stay at home for fourteen (14) days. 

“This directive is not meant to be punitive,” stated College Park Mayor Bianca Motley Broom.  “It is strictly meant to allow us to manage this issue as properly as we can.” 

College Park has also closed to the public its parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and golf course.

“We definitely need to shut it down, but the difficult thing will be regulating the parks,” stated Ward II Councilman Derick Taylor.  “Even when we shut those parks down, we have to trust that people will do the right thing for their families.”

The Brady and Phoenix Trails are not included in the ordinance at this time. They are available for public use.  Residents and guests are reminded to utilize social distancing while using these amenities. 

The College Park strategy mirrors the City of Atlanta’s approach, with emphasis on flattening the growth curve of the virus.  

The Mayor and Council also held a special-called meeting on Thursday, March 19, where the body voted to establish a curfew on all bar/pub establishments, nightclubs, restaurants and any other businesses providing prepared foods and beverages for the public.

Tuesday’s ordinance does not prohibit residents from obtaining essential services such as groceries, medical services, banking, laundry, transit to work, etc. Individuals are encouraged to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while in the presence of others.

The newly updated emergency ordinance goes will be in effect for two weeks, beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 25 until Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
For more detailed information, please here for the full text of the ordinance.

Click the link below to view The City of College Park's emergency ordinance. 

Emergency Coronavirus Ordinance Shelter In Place

For additional information regarding essential infrastructure, click the link below. 

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.