Press Releases

May, 2020

May 1st, 2020

A bag containing a face mask and hand sanitizer with the DeKalb County seal and logo that says DeKalb Together.

DeKalb to Pass Out 10,000 Masks and Sanitizer to Fight Spread of COVID-19

DeKalb County will pass out 10,000 masks along with hand sanitizer to residents over the next six weeks, beginning Saturday, May 2, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Along with physical…

April, 2020

Apr 28th, 2020

DeKalb County Police vehicles are cleaned.

Cox Automotive and RideKleen Donate Vehicle Sanitizing Services to DeKalb County Police Department

DeKalb County police officers are driving in newly sanitized vehicles thanks to a donation from RideKleen, a Cox Automotive brand and the leader in eco-conscious, mobile car care.

From April 27…

Apr 23rd, 2020

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CEO Thurmond Issues Third Executive Order Detailing Path Forward in Fight Against COVID-19

Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond issued an executive order to lay out a path forward from the COVID-19 emergency for businesses, residents and citizens. The order does not conflict with…

Apr 20th, 2020

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DeKalb’s Census Campaign Tells Residents ‘It’s Not Too Late’ to be Counted

DeKalb County is launching the “It’s Not Too Late” campaign to inform residents that they still have time to complete the 2020 Census.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, DeKalb County continues…

Apr 17th, 2020

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Local Company Improving Roads in DeKalb

DeKalb County’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) program is investing in DeKalb’s roads and its small businesses.

In August 2019, DeKalb-based H.E.H. Paving was awarded an $11.5…

Apr 17th, 2020

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Judge to Host Traffic Violators Impact Program on Distracted and Dangerous Driving

On March 14, 2020, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, issued an order declaring a “Judicial Emergency” due to the COVID-19 virus.  Due to the emergency nature of the order, State…

Apr 13th, 2020

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Update on General Primary Election and Absentee Ballots

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger postponed the May 19, 2020, presidential preference primary, special election, general primary and general nonpartisan…

Apr 13th, 2020

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DeKalb County Traffic Court Suspends Nonessential Hearings

In accordance with the mandate from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Chief Justice Harold Melton, DeKalb County Superior Court Chief Judge Asha Jackson has issued an order suspending all nonessential…

Apr 8th, 2020

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DeKalb COVID-19 Town Hall to Address Racial Disparities in Infection Rates and Deaths

A panel of medical and psychiatric experts are prepared to tackle tough questions and issues during DeKalb County’s third COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.…

Apr 8th, 2020

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DeKalb COVID-19 Task Force to Host Town Hall Meeting

Radio and television personality Frank Ski will moderate DeKalb County’s third COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ski, host of a morning show on V103,…