Columbia County would like to inform the citizens of Columbia County that all county offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. 
County libraries (Evans Library, Grovetown Library, and Harlem Library) will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 through Sunday, July 5, 2020. 
County offices and libraries will resume normal business operations on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM. 


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Governor Kemp Executive Order 06.29.2020

Post Date:06/30/2020 9:45 AM
Late yesterday afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and the existing COVID-19 safety measures.  

Executive Order 06.29.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. on August 11, 2020.  The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing and healthcare capacity.

Executive Order 06.29.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than fifty people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile.  The order also outlines that the State Board of Education must provide "rules, regulations, and guidance for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools for local boards of education" in accordance with guidance from Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the Department of Public Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The order runs through 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020.

The press release, which includes links to both Executive Orders at the bottom, is found here.
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