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The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented. Find answers to questions below about how the City of Dunwoody is responding.

Yes and no. 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.

The DeKalb County Board of Health breaks down COVID-19 case numbers by zip code twice a week. 

 

Yes and no. On April 30, 2020, Gov. Brian Kemp ordered the statewide shelter in place order to expire for most Georgians. He urged Georgians "to continue to stay home whenever possible." Vulnerable populations, including the medically-fragile and elderly, are required to continue to shelter in place through June 12. The April 30 executive order requires businesses that are open to continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe through May 13. Gov. Kemp extended the public health state of emergency through June 12 to continue enhanced testing, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations.

Yes. Subject to specific social distancing and sanitation mandates, theaters, private social clubs, and restaurant dine-in services are allowed to reopen. Restaurants may delay reopening and choose to continue current social distancing practices.

On April 23, Gov. Kemp issued an order that includes safety guidelines for the reopening of restaurants and other businesses.

The Georgia Restaurant Association released guidelines for restaurants that choose to reopen for dine-in service, starting April 27. They include rearranging tables to socially distance customers and using single-use menus, utensils, tableware and condiments.

Discover Dunwoody keeps an online list of restaurants offering delivery and/or takeout.

Yes. Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order allowing gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Each of these entities will be subject to specific restrictions, including adherence to Minimum Basic Operations, social distancing, and regular sanitation. Minimum Basic Operations include, but are not limited to, screening workers for fever and respiratory illness, enhancing workplace sanitation, wearing masks and gloves if appropriate, separating workspaces by at least six feet, teleworking where at all possible, and implementing staggered shifts. Gov. Kemp’s Executive Order, linked here, includes more details.

On April 22, the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers released safety guidelines for getting back to work. They include temperature checks, screenings, limiting people in the shop and the use of personal protective equipment.

More: Safety Guidelines for reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons

A limited reopening of Dunwoody City Hall begins 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 remains closed. For payments and paperwork that cannot be done online, a clerk will be available each day from 8 a.m. to noon. 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.

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

Citations can be paid using this link: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/dunwoodyga

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.

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.

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.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click for more info from SBA.

You can also find more information on the Dunwoody Economic Development page.

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.

Click here for a virtual presentation by the Dunwoody Police Departement and the Federal Trade Commission. 

The FTC has additional information here.

The State of Georgia, through Governor Kemp, has created a COVID-19 hotline for anyone who believes they are experiencing the symptoms of the virus or that they have been exposed to the virus. The COVID-19 hotline page of the Governor’s website urges such individuals to “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.” The hotline number is (844) 442-2681. 

The DeKalb County Board of Health has also established a COVID-19 call center to provide information related to risks, prevention, symptoms, isolation, community resources and testing. Currently, only English-speaking operators are available. Additional languages will be available soon.  The call center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached by calling (404) 294-3700, Option 1. To access all other clinics Board of Health programs and services, please select Option 2.

Feel free to send an email to communications@dunwoodyga.gov.

You can also check our special COVID-19 webpage for more information.