Columbus’ coronavirus numbers have been steadily improving over the past four weeks, so much so that the city will suspend the enforcement of its mask mandate.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson is urging local residents to stay away from large gatherings, person to person trick-or-treating and other typical Halloween activities this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson issued an emergency order Friday requiring that face masks or coverings be worn in Columbus and Muscogee County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After another round of emotional debate over whether to boost the power of a police advisory panel, Columbus Council decided Tuesday to form a commission to study the matter.
Columbus police officers are going to try to hook kids on reading by giving them free books.
Face masks will now be required in public places in Columbus, Georgia to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
As Georgia surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases this week, Columbus officials are considering a partial mask mandate that would require face coverings inside government buildings throughout the city.
Parts of the budget the city knows will be hit hard include sales tax and hotel-motel tax. But as the crisis is ongoing, there is a lot left to be determined.
City employees will be required to wear masks and citizens are also strongly encouraged to wear masks when visiting the buildings. There will be social distancing markings on the floors, plexiglass screens at counters and enhanced sanitizing, according to Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin.
Mayor Skip Henderson said in a video announcement Wednesday that he will ask Columbus Council to postpone a vote on a new sales tax that was scheduled for this fall.