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For official information from the City of Newnan regarding COVID-19, please refer to this page for updates and information:

5/26/2020:
City Pool Operations:
Due to COVID-19, at this time a date has not been set for re-opening the city pool. We are diligently working with our operating partner at the YMCA. Please stay tuned for further updates!

5/11/2020:
City of Newnan Issues Reopening Updates on Services and Facilities
COVID19 ReOpening Social Graphic
For the past several weeks, the City of Newnan has been operating with a limited staff to allow many of its employees to adhere to Governor Brian Kemp's Shelter in Place order. Several of the city's staff members will return to work on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

In our efforts to remain consistent with guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, we ask that you continue business with the city through communicating via phone and email, when possible. Residents will still be able to visit the city's website at www.cityofnewnan.org for information on services, forms, and other needed items.

All city administration and staff at each of the city's facilities will host face-to-face meetings on a scheduled basis. At Newnan City Hall, all visitors will be scheduled to meet in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. It will be required for masks to be worn by employees and visitors during the scheduled appointment, and temperature checks will be performed on visitors.

As of May 14, 2020, the following facilities, departments, programs, and services will be open to the public with minimal access, in accordance with the practice of maintaining social distancing and general health guidelines for individuals and organizations:
  • Newnan Police Department
  • Newnan Fire Department
  • Public Works
  • Streets
  • City Garage
  • Cemetery
  • Beautification
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Newnan City Hall
  • Main Street Newnan
  • Keep Newnan Beautiful
  • Leisure Services
  • Carnegie Library
Public Safety
  • The city's public safety facilities will open to the public with minimal access through the main vestibule and entry hallways.
  • All business transactions will be conducted through each facility's main entryways or window counters.
Municipal Court
  • Municipal Court will remain suspended until further notice.
Newnan City Hall
  • The public will be allowed in the vestibule and entry hallways
  • All business transactions for Finance, Planning & Zoning, and Building Departments will be conducted through the department's window counters.
  • No groups larger than six (6) will be allowed in the conference rooms at City Hall.
Public Works, Streets, Garage, Cemetery, Beautification, and Facility Maintenance
  • Public Works, Streets, Garage, Cemetery, Beautification, and Facility Maintenance will all resume regular operations.
Leisure Services
  • Leisure Services will return to regular scheduled with minimal operations. Public restrooms at each of the city's parks will reopen with the limited hours of 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Newnan Carnegie Library
  • The Newnan Carnegie Library will reopen on a limited basis with minimal operations between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Anyone visiting the library must wear a face covering.
  • Public restrooms will remain closed
  • No more than ten (10) individuals, including staff, will be allowed into the facility.
  • No programming or rentals of the facility will be permitted.
  • Children's Room will be closed.
  • Books and DVDs will be available for check out.
City Trolley
  • The City Trolley will remain out of service.

The City of Newnan is committed to the safety and well-being of citizens and visitors. The city will continue to re-evaluate these decisions. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and encourage our citizens and visitors to abide by the CDC guidelines to prevent the illness from spreading.

You can keep up to date with the City of Newnan by following us on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor.

4/29/2020:
  • All City Parks will be re-opened to the public on Friday, May 1, 2020. As a reminder, we ask that while visiting public spaces, social distancing must be practiced in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Please remember to maintain at least six feet of distance in all public spaces. If you do not feel well, we encourage you to stay home. Restrooms at all city parks will remain CLOSED at this time. 
  • Message from Keep Newnan Beautiful: Out of an abundance of caution, Keep Newnan Beautiful has made the decision to postpone its Electronics Recycling Event to Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


4/3/2020:
Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order to Ensure A Safe & Healthy Georgia for the state of Georgia. This order will last for a period beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.

As ordered by the Governor of the state of Georgia, the Executive Order suspends the powers of counties and cities to enforce or adopt any ordinance that conflicts, varies, or differs from the terms of the Executive Order.

Therefore, as stated in the order, the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been authorized to issue guidance regarding this order. To view Governor Kemp's Executive Order, click here

For greater clarification, please call the following:
  • The Office of the Governor, Brian Kemp
    • Constituent Services: 404-656-1776
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
    • 404-962-4000
    • For Hearing Impaired: 800-255-0056
  • Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
    • 404-635-7000
    • 800-TRY-GEMA (800-879-4362)


4/1/2020:
Newnan City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. To view the agenda, click here. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the consideration of the first reinstatement and amendment of an ordinance for the taking of additional measures and renewed declaration of a local State of Emergency related to COVID-19, as well as other purposes. Due to concerns with social distancing, residents are encouraged online via the city's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofnewnan.


3/25/2020:

  • Newnan City Council has approved emergency measures related to COVID-19 during their Special Called Council meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The ordinance goes into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, and will end on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at midnight. For more information on the approved ordinance, please click here. To view the council meeting, click here.  For Frequently Asked Questions, click here


3/24/2020:
  • Newnan City Council to hold Special Called Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Newnan City Hall in the Richard A. Bolin Council Chambers. As we continue to practice social distancing, we are encouraging residents to stay home. The meeting will be live-streamed on the city's Facebook page. To view the meeting agenda, click the link: http://bit.ly/39YyJHo

3/23/2020:
  • Latest in COVID-19 Updates from the City of Newnan:  As we continue to monitor the latest developments surrounding COVID-19, our city's elected officials and administration are taking heed of advice and guidance from local, state, and federal public health organizations. The city continues to employ measures related to emergency response for the period of Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. We understand that as we continue to move through this public health crisis, that information will be ever-changing. However, as we continue to navigate #COVID19, we have prepared a list of information and resources to keep you and your family informed and in the know:
    • City Meetings, Boards, Commissions, and Authorities
      • The regularly scheduled Newnan City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. is CANCELLED.
      • Please be advised that all city Boards, Commissions, and Authority meetings scheduled during the period of Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, have been CANCELLED.
    • City of Newnan Operations
      • As of Friday, March 13, 2020 (through Tuesday, March 31, 2020) the following measures related to emergency response were immediately taken in response to the city's actions regarding COVID-19:
        • All city events are SUSPENDED
        • All city programs (both public and private) taking place within the city's facilities are SUSPENDED
        • Suspension of Municipal Court
        • Suspension of City meetings, including Boards and Commissions and Authorities
        • City Trolley operations are SUSPENDED
        • Closure and no public access to the following city facilities:
          • Carnegie Library
          • Municipal Complex (not including Fire Services)
          • Business Development, Main Street, Keep Newnan Beautiful offices
          • Public Restrooms located in Parks
        • Restricted public access to the following City facilities:
          • Newnan Police Department
          • Newnan Fire Department
          • Newnan City Hall
          • Public Works
      • Public Safety: All Public Safety operations, including Police and Fire, will continue to remain at full capacity. However, public safety personnel will be using cautionary procedures.
      • Sanitation Services: All city sanitation services will continue to operate on a typical schedule.
      • Building/Permits: The city's Building, Planning & Zoning, and Engineering will operate on a typical schedule, utilizing cautionary procedures.
  • Other COVID-19 Resources:
As updates occur, we will continue to provide further information and guidance as soon as we can.

3/18/2020:
  • Updates from the 3/18/2020 - Special Called Newnan City Council Meeting: The following actions were taken on the agenda items on today's meeting:
    • Approval of the City of Newnan's Planned Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
    • Approval of the Resolution to extend the deadline for Occupational Tax payments to August 17, 2020
    • Approval of the consideration of designating parking spaces downtown for temporary curbside pickup
    • Approval of the Resolution to suspend billing for Downtown Commercial Sanitation Program with the due dates of April 1 - July 1, 2020

3/17/2020
  • Newnan City Council to hold Emergency Special Called Meeting, March 18, 2020: Newnan City Council will hold an Emergency Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. The agenda is now available online here. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and adopt several items related to the city's Planned Response surrounding COVID-19. Due to concerns with social distancing, residents are encouraged to watch and participate online via the city's Facebook page at www. facebook.com/cityofnewnan

3/13/2020:
  • City of Newnan Enforces Emergency Response Impact Operations for COVID-19: In an abundance of caution and guidance from public health organizations and the Governor's Office, effective immediately the City of Newnan has determined that the city will employ measures related to emergency response for a period beginning on Friday, March 13, 2020, and continuing through Friday, March 27, 2020. The following measures will be immediately employed:
    • All city events have been suspended
    • All city programs (both public and private) taking place within the city's facilities are suspended
    • Suspension on Municipal Court
    • Suspension of City meetings, including Boards and Commissions and Authorities
    • City Trolley operations are suspended
    • Closure and no public access to the following City facilities
      • Carnegie Library
      • Municipal Complex (not including Fire Services)
      • Business Development, Main Street, Keep Newnan Beautiful offices
      • Public Restrooms located in Parks
    • Restricted public access to the following City facilities:
      • Newnan Police Department
      • Newnan Fire Department
      • Newnan City Hall
      • Public Works
      • Beautification
All Public Safety operations, including Police and Fire, will remain at full capacity. However, public safety personnel will be using cautionary procedures.

Sanitation services will operate on a typical schedule.

Permitting agencies such as the Building Department, Planning & Zoning, and Engineering will operate on a typical schedule, utilizing cautionary procedures.

We encourage everyone to follow the stated guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health which include staying at home if you do not feel good, staying out public places, washing hands, maintaining safe distances from others and making sure you cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze.

Please utilize the information available on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

We will provide further information and guidance as soon as we are able.