Fayette County

Government offices set to reopen Monday

Fayette County announced Tuesday that its administrative offices will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. on May 18. Staff will work both on site and under a telework plan, although “medically fragile employees” will be required to work remotely for awhile longer.

Anyone entering county buildings will have their temperature taken by staff; those with a temperature reading of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to enter, and will be encouraged to seek medical attention. Each department will implement social distancing measures and requests compliance in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The public is still asked to use remote services (such as online payments or downloading forms) whenever possible, either by phone at 770-305-5400, email or links at www.fayettecountyga.gov.


Henry County

Agencies to get COIVD-19 funding help

In a report given at the May 5 regular meeting of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, county manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews covered a list of county agencies which should receive state and federal funds to compensate for issues brought about by the COVID-19 shutdown.

The amounts range from a few thousand to several hundred thousand dollars. County departments slate to receive money from grants or reimbursements include the county’s airport, community development department, District Attorney’s office, elections office, libraries, E-911, police, senior services and transit department. Matthews added that her staff will continue seeking any coronavirus-related funds that could be returned to the county.



Clayton County Library System: limited curbside service. Service hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Only at Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. These services include picking up materials on hold and assistance with returning materials in the book drops. Other branches will follow – Forest Park, Lovejoy and Riverdale on May 20 and Jonesboro and Morrow on May 27. claytonpl.org/clayton-county-curbside-reopening-faqs

Registration open until June 5: Conservation Enclosures for Libraries and Archives. June 12-14. $350, including all materials, lunch and snacks. Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. Additional health and safety measures will be used to protect the workshop attendees and staff from the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is open for the other postponed workshops, which will be rescheduled for later in 2020 with additional health and safety measures.

• Preservation Management for Cultural Heritage Institutions – $200, date to be determined

• Introduction to Paper Conservation – $350, date to be determined

• Book Conservation for Circulating and Reference Collections – $350, date to be determined

A discounted price of $1,050 is available if registering for all four workshops. Sigourney Smuts at sigourney.smuts@usg.edu. Register: cvent.com/d/8hqvbq