ATLANTA — As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads, some businesses and institutions are taking precautionary measures and closing temporarily.
They range from schools to tourist attractions to government buildings.
As of Sunday, March 15 here's what's closing around metro Atlanta:
- Atlanta City Hall closing to the public: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted that the city is implementing its telework policy starting Monday, March 16. City facilities - including City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed to the public. Get additional details here.
- Several Fayetteville City buildings: These include City Hall, Municipal Court, the Main Street Fayetteville and Fayetteville Economic Development offices located in the Historic Courthouse, the Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum, the Police Department Headquarters, the Building Department, and the Fire Department Administrative Offices. Get additional details on its Facebook page.
- World of Coca-Cola: The World of Coca-Cola said, when contacted by telephone, that they'd be closing starting March 16 through at least March 30.
- Georgia Aquarium: Georgia Aquarium will close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020. A news release says it will close for a two-week period.
- Henry County Courts: All Henry County Superior Court proceedings have been cancelled for the weeks of 3/16 and 3/23. The Henry County District Attorney's Office will remain open for regular business hours.
Fulton County Superior Courts: No jury trials, no non-essential matters handled in person until April 11.
- Six Flags Over Georgia: Six Flags Over Georgia has temporarily suspended operations until at least the end of March.
- Canton Waffle House: An employee who works at the restaurant at 1849 Marietta Highway in Canton, Georgia tested positive for the virus. The restaurant is temporarily closed while they sanitize it.
- CNN studio tours: Suspended for an unspecified amount of time during the outbreak.
- High Museum of Art: Closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed as they "continue to assess and monitor developments."
- The City of Brookhaven recreation centers: The city is temporarily closing the Lynwood Park Recreation Center and the Briarwood Recreation Center.
- Senoia Municipal Court and Police Department lobby: If during this time you require police assistance, you will need to contact the Non-Emergency Coweta Dispatch at 770-254-3911.
- Fayetteville City Hall and City of Fayetteville buildings: Please visit the City of Fayetteville website at www.Fayetteville-GA.gov/ for up-to-date information and to access online City services.
- South Fulton City Hall, city parks and recreation facilities, South Fulton Municipal Court: See here for more on the city's response.
- Six Flags Over Georgia: The Georgia theme park has temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time the park said it would re-evaluate the situation.
- The City of Roswell: Has closed some of its facilities and canceled some events over coronavirus concerns. See the city website for more.
- Atlanta History Center: Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown will close to the public after 5 PM on Friday, March 13, 2020, through the end of March 2020. All public events and programming taking place on our campuses during that time will be postponed or canceled.
- Hall County Parks: All Hall County libraries, as well as Hall County Parks & Leisure programming, including classes, athletic practices, games and other events, will be suspended for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. In addition, all Hall County community centers will also close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16; however, North Hall Community Center and East Hall Community Center will remain open for the sole purpose of early voting on Saturday, March 14 and Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. Spout Springs Library will also remain open for the sole purpose of early voting during those same dates.
- Great Wolf Lodge: is closing all of its resorts starting at 2 p.m. on March 15 with plans to re-open on April 2.
- Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Will suspend all operations effective Saturday, March 14 through the end of March.
If you know of any more closures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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