COVID-19 UPDates

On April 23, Governor Kemp released his latest Executive Order

Guidance for Reviving a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. The order includes specific requirements for reopening restaurant dine-in services and adds capacity limits and other safety requirements for retailers. Read the full order.

Gov. Kemp Announces Reopening of Georgia Businesses

On April 20, Governor Kemp announced the reopening of the businesses listed below. According to the governor, these listed businesses are not opening for business as usual but with minimum basic operations, adhering to social distancing and sanitation guidance.

Opening Friday, April 24:

  • Gyms
  • Fitness centers
  • Bowling alleys
  • Body art studios
  • Barbers
  • Cosmetology hair design
  • Esthetics
  • Nail care schools
  • Massage therapists

Opening Monday, April 27:

  • Theaters
  • Private social clubs
  • Restaurant dine-in services

 The governor’s latest executive order detailing the flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response can be found here. In addition, Governor Kemp stressed that the shelter in place will stay in effect through April 30.

A message from mayor perriman - 4/13/2020

Read Governer Kemp’s 04/02/2020 Executive Order to ensure safe & healthy georgia

This Order is effective from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and expiring at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020 Thursday, April 30 (extended).

mannington Mills press release Re: employee testing positive


Local State of Emergency extended

read Governor kemp’s Executive order Limiting large gatherings statewide, ordering "shelter in place" for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for fourteen days: here 

a message from mayor perriman

The City of Madison is actively following the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We are monitoring public health information for any potential impact in our community. We are coordinating with and following the guidance of the Morgan County Emergency Management, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Governor Kemp and Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner, announced a daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia. This will replace nightly news releases from the Governor’s Office and DPH. The report updates every day at noon and 7 p.m. to ensure accurate and regular information is provided to the public. The new tool can be found on the DPH website.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to: 
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
COVID-19 Screening Tool

city hall closed to the public

The City Hall building will continue to be closed to the public Monday, March 23 - Thursday, April 30, 2020. Administrative, Utility, Planning, and Main Street staff will be on the job and able to take phone calls and emails to serve our citizens. If you are looking to pay your utility bill, please use one of the several other ways to pay your utility bill.

Use of Parks and other facilities

While using sidewalks and parks to get a breath of fresh air and some exercise at a safe social distance is good for your physical and mental health, All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited. Note that some recreation areas with public parks have been closed. We have also suspended rental of the Gilmore House Community Room.

Event cancellations

* Kiwanis Classic Fun Run, March 21, 2020, canceled
* Madison Fest, April 4, 2020, canceled
* NAACP Parade & Festival, April 18, 2020, canceled
* Community Shred, April 25, 2020, postponed, new date TBD
* Madison in May Road Race, May 9, 2020, canceled
* Madison in May Tour of Homes, May 1&2, 2020, postponed to September 4&5

economic aid

Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund: (COVID-19 Fund) for non-profits 
UGA Small Business Development Center/DCA/DED: Small Business Recovery Information & Assistance
Georgia Division of Family and Child Services; How to apply for The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP)
Georgia Department of Labor; COVID-19 Unemployment filing information for employers and employees
Georgia Department of Labor; COVID-19 Unemployment FAQs page
U.S. Small Business Administration; Coronavirus (COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources page