Press Releases

April, 2020

Apr 6th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Parks to Serve Snacks During Spring Break

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will provide nutritional snacks to children during spring break week, Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the following…

Apr 1st, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Public Library to Host Emergency Blood Drives for the American Red Cross

DeKalb County Public Library is partnering with the American Red Cross to host several emergency blood drives during the month of April.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, blood donations are critically…

March, 2020

Mar 31st, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond Forms COVID-19 Task Force

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has formed a COVID-19 Strategic Task Force.  

Driven by science and medical expertise, the task force will provide professional, technical and strategic…

Mar 27th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb CEO Thurmond Issues Stay-at-Home Executive Order

DECATUR, Ga. – Today, March 27, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond updated the county’s state of emergency with a stay-at-home order for DeKalb County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.…

Mar 27th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Urges Citizens to Keep Paper Towels, Wipes Out of Pipes

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is reminding citizens to keep items like paper towels, sanitizing wipes or “flushable” wipes out of the sewer system.

As a result of the COVID-19…

Mar 23rd, 2020


DeKalb Parks to Temporarily Close Facilities, Playgrounds and Suspend Programming

Due to the current public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, DeKalb Parks has temporarily closed the Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center, the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and…

Mar 23rd, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb CEO Thurmond Issues State of Emergency Executive Order

Today, March 23, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in DeKalb County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The order is effective today…

Mar 23rd, 2020

Dekalb County

Absentee Ballot Applications for Combined May 19 Election due May 15, 2020

Absentee by mail applications for the combined ballot including the Presidential Preference Primary/Special Election and the May General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election will be accepted…

Mar 16th, 2020

Dekalb County

Media Alert: DeKalb to Hold Second COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, the Board of Commissioners, District Health Director Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford and DeKalb County School District Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson will host a…

Mar 15th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Implements ‘Socially Distant Service Delivery’ Strategy


In order to protect county workers from the spread of COVID-19, DeKalb County will restrict access to all government buildings and facilities to the public starting Monday, March 16.

“We are…