DeKalb Implements ‘Socially Distant Service Delivery’ Strategy

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Andrew Cauthen Quinn Hudson
Communications Manager Chief Communications Officer
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March 15, 2020

DeKalb Implements ‘Socially Distant Service Delivery’ Strategy
County restricts public access to county facilities

DECATUR, Ga.—In order protect county workers from the spread of COVID-19, DeKalb County will restrict access to all government buildings and facilities to the public starting Monday, March 16.

“We are implementing a ‘socially distant service delivery’ strategy to protect our employees from the spread of the virus so that DeKalb County can continue to provide essential services to our customers,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said.

While physical access to county facilities will be restricted to the general public, county services will still be available. The county has made it possible for its customers to engage with any department they would normally have a face-to-face encounter with via email, telephone, standard mail delivery, and any other electronic platform available to the county.

“We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal and state agencies to limit contact between people as a means of protecting public health,” CEO Thurmond said.

“DeKalb County Government remains open for business,” CEO Thurmond said. “We will continue to offer a high level of services and support for DeKalb County.”

For information on accessing county services during this time, visit or call 404-371-2000 or 311 from a landline Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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