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Clayton County government staff to report to work May 4

Clayton Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said county government staff should return to work May 4.
Clayton Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said county government staff should return to work May 4.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Clayton County has extended its state of emergency through the middle of next month and set a date for staff to report to work.

Clayton Commission Chairman Jeff Turner earlier this week extended the emergency through April 13 to align with judicial declarations from state leaders. In addition, he said Clayton also will honor the shelter in place orders from Gov. Brian Kemp that are in place until the end of the month.

County government workers are to report back to work on May 4, a day after the county’s Continuity of Governance plan expires. All those not on approved leave are expected to be back on duty unless otherwise directed by a supervisor.

Only essential staff have been working at Clayton’s government offices since March 13 when offices were closed because of the coronavirus. Leaders had expected to keep the doors closed for two weeks, but extended the shutdown as the virus spread.