Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The City of Dunwoody is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health in regard to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by COVID-19.

City of Dunwoody Begins Limited Reopening on May 18

The City of Dunwoody will begin a limited and phased reopening of city parks and Dunwoody City Hall beginning Monday, May 18. The process will start slowly for the protection of the public and employees.

The following City of Dunwoody parks amenities will open on June 1: 

  • Brook Run Dog Park
  • Brook Run Skate Park

The following City of Dunwoody parks amenities will open on May 18:

  • Tennis courts and park restrooms that do not service a playground.
  • Baseball fields for unorganized play (no team sports or field lighting; groups must spread out to ensure adequate play area and social distancing). The new multi-sport fields at Brook Run are not yet open to the public.
  • Indoor facilities will set their own reopening plans with approved COVID-19 safety protocols in place, as defined by the state. 

The City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department is working with surrounding municipalities to develop a coordinated approach to reopening. The target date for the reopening of basketball courts and playgrounds has been pushed back. We hope to open our remaining amenities in the next few weeks. For now, those parks amenities remain closed.

A limited reopening of Dunwoody City Hall will also begin on Monday, May 18, but almost all questions and government service requests can still be handled online, over the phone, or through email to avoid an in-person visit. A comprehensive list of services and contact information is available on this page below.

City Hall doors will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, but it is strongly encouraged that citizens email or call ahead to see if staff will be onsite to handle the particular issue.

Questions about specific department operations can be found on the individual department pages on the city’s website: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php. Department pages include email addresses for department heads and other staff. We encourage citizens with questions to call the departmental line AND email the contact directly.

Police Service Representatives are available at all hours at City Hall for emergency issues.

Dunwoody Municipal Court will have limited hours of operations starting May 18. For payments and paperwork that cannot be done online, a clerk will be available each day from 8 a.m. to noon. Court sessions will not resume until mid-June at the earliest. If you have a question about a case, you can email the clerk's office: dunwoody.courts@dunwoodyga.gov

Here is a list of FAQs, some of which are addressed below.

  1. Permits can be filed and inspections can be scheduled online using the following link: https://dunwoody.portal.iworq.net/portalhome/dunwoody.
  2. Code Enforcement will be available by going online to https://talktomycity.com/create.
  3. Public works repairs can be reported online using this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_residents_report_a_problem
  4. Citations can be paid using this link: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/dunwoodyga
  5. Business License submittals may be processed online using information on this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_businesses_business_licenses. Anyone with questions can email businesstax@dunwoodyga.gov.
  6. City vendors should continue submitting invoices through their Concur portal.

DUNWOODY POLICE continue patrols and enforcement while taking precautions.

  1. To File a Police Report: Please call 9-1-1 to schedule an officer to come to you on a non-emergency basis inside City limits. Alternatively, you may come to police headquarters and use the intercom located at the main entrance to announce your request. The Police Service Representative on duty will dispatch an officer to meet with you in the parking lot.
  2. Copies of Police Reports or Open Records: All requests for copies of police reports (incident or accident) as well as all open records requests must be submitted online at: https://dunwoodyga.gov/openrecords.
  3. Fingerprinting, Background Checks and Notary Public Services: All fingerprinting services - including those for alcohol pouring permits and solicitor permits - as well as background check and notary public services have been suspended until further notice.
  4. Police Training Events, Community/Volunteer Programs and Classes: All training events, community programs, and classes, including our Citizens’ Police Academy, Bailiffs, Citizens on Patrol, and Ride Along programs, have been suspended until further notice. For remote assistance with your Child Safety Seat, please Email: carseatcheck@dunwoodyga.gov.

Now is a good time to make sure you’re registered for Dunwoody’s emergency alert system, called NIXLE, using this link: https://local.nixle.com/register/. Updates will also be communicated using the City’s weekly e-newsletter database (D-news). To add your email to the list, follow this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/1rwJdWf/spring.

Dunwoody Gives Restaurants New Options for Outdoor Dining

On May 11, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow restaurants to add or expand outdoor operations. The vote creates a special temporary permit to help restaurants meet social distancing requirements designed to protect against COVID-19. Click here to link to the permit application. Click here to read more details.

Penalties and interest delayed: The Dunwoody City Council approved a resolution on April 13 to delay penalties and interest on occupational taxes and business license payments until 90 days after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted. The city is also waiving the requirement for a notary on renewal applications for occupational tax and business licenses. Business owners need to follow up with a notarized application after the emergency has lapsed.


On Thursday, Governor Brian Kemp extended Georgia's state of emergency until July 12. As part of a new executive order, he outlined safety guidelines for a host of activities, including summer school, overnight summer camps and amusement parks. People older than 65, along with the medically fragile, are urged to continue to shelter in place until at least June 12. Read Gov.

Kemp's full statement using this link.

Find his latest order using this link.

These measures apply statewide. Local action cannot be taken that is more or less restrictive. 

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Hotline: (844) 442-2681


Information for posting at workplaces, schools, homes, commercial establishments:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

Environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

 

 

Click here to view the Georgia Department of Health’s COVID-19 case count page.

For information on the coronavirus and best practices to limit the spread of germs, please see the following sites.  

https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

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