County Declares State of Emergency


In light of the seriousness of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Peach County Commissioners have declared a local state of emergency requiring extraordinary and immediate corrective actions for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of all residents of Peach County. This state of emergency is effective March 24, 2020, at noon and will continue until April 6, 2020, unless modified by subsequent order.

The following actions are effective immediately:

  • All restaurants, coffee shops, and other places where food is offered to the public for on premises consumption shall be limited to take out, drive-through, or delivery.
  • All public assembling, events and gatherings of 10 people or more persons are prohibited within the County.
  • All bars and private social clubs are closed.
  • All county owned recreation facilities, including, without limitation, parks, gyms, health studios, yoga, spin, or other fitness classes, spas, saunas, indoor amusement facilities, arcades, bowling alleys, pool halls, movie theatres, playhouses, and concert venues, shall be closed for business.
  • All permits for special events, including park facility rentals, to be held on Peach
  • County property for the duration of this Order are cancelled, and no new special
  • event permits will be authorized for the duration of this Order. Persons affected by this
  • cancellation may request a refund of any permit or rental fees paid.
  • The County is restricting public travel within the County within the hours of
  • 10p.m. to 6a.m., with exceptions for such things as people going to and from medical
  • facilities/work, responding to emergencies, emergency and public safety personnel,
  • essential County Personnel, people traveling through the County to a destination outside
  • the County and/or making deliveries within the County.
  • All businesses within the County, with the exception of medical and pharmaceutical establishments, are ordered to close indoor access to the general
  • public daily by 10 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed 800 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia as of March 23, 2020, including 26 fatalities caused by COVID-19 statewide, and positive cases in Peach County, Houston County, Macon-Bibb County, Monroe County, Baldwin County, and Twiggs County, totaling 10 confirmed positive cases within the North Central Health District.