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Shelter in Place. Clarifications Dated Friday April 3 2020

Shelter in place. Clarifications. Dated Friday April 3 2020
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Governor Kemp has published clarifications on the State of Georgia executive order dated Friday April 3 2020, regarding shelter in place. https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/04032002/download

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 4, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 4, 2020

COVID-19. Georgia State of Emergency April 3 to April 13 2020

COVID-19. Georgia State of Emergency April 3 to April 13 2020
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Governor Brian Kemp just published the executive order to issue a statewide shelter in place. You can view the order in it's entirety in the pictures below. It will go into force at 6pm on Friday April 3 to Monday April 13 2020, unless it is extended.

 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020

State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19

State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19
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State of Georgia Emergency Order for Extended School Closures to Stop Spread of COVID-19


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020

Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions

Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions
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Governor Kemp's Statewide Shelter in Place Executive Order

For further details please click here: https://bit.ly/2wcNuHG


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 3, 2020

U.S. Dept. of Labor. Wage & Hour Division. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. Dept. of Labor. Wage & Hour Division. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
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U.S. Department of Labor.

Wage and Hour Division.

 

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

 

 
  1. Where do I post this notice? Since most of my workforce is teleworking, where do I electronically “post” this notice?

    Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

  2. Do I have to post this notice in other languages that my employees speak? Where can I get the notice in other languages?

    You are not required to post this notice in multiple languages, but the Department of Labor (Department) is working to translate it into other languages.

  3. Do I have to share this notice with recently laid-off individuals?

    No, the FFCRA requirements explained on this notice apply only to current employees.

  4. Do I have to share this notice with new job applicants?

    No, the FFRCA requirements apply only to current employees. Employers are under no obligation to provide the notice of those requirements to prospective employees.

  5. Do I have to give notice of the FFCRA requirements to new hires?

    Yes, if you hire a job applicant, you must convey this notice to them, either by email, direct mail, or by posting this notice on the premises or on an employee information internal or external website.

  6. If my state provides greater protections than the FFCRA, do I still have to post this notice?

    Yes, all covered employers must post this notice regardless of whether their state requires greater protections. The employer must comply with both federal and state law.

  7. I am a small business owner. Do I have to post this notice?

    Yes. All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.

  8. How do I know if I have the most up-to-date notice? Will there be updates to this notice in the future?

    The most recent version of this notice was issued on March 25, 2020. Check the Wage and Hour Division's website or sign up for Key News Alerts to ensure that you remain current with all notice requirements.

  9. Our employees must report to our main office headquarters each morning and then go off to work at our different worksite locations. Do we have to post this notice at all of our different worksite locations?

    The notice needs to be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can see it. If they are able to see it at the main office, it is not necessary to display the notice at your different worksite locations.

  10. Do I have to pay for notices?

    No. To obtain notices free of charge, contact the Department’s Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243). Alternatively, you may download and print the notice yourself from https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/posters
     
  11. I am running out of wall space. Can I put the required notices in a binder that I put on the wall?

    No, you cannot put federal notices in a binder. Generally, employers must display federal notices in a conspicuous place where they are easily visible to all employees—the intended audience.

  12. We have break rooms on each floor in our building. Do I have to post notices in each break room on each floor or can I just post them in the lunchroom?

    If all of your employees regularly visit the lunchroom, then you can post all required notices there. If not, then you can post the notices in the break rooms on each floor or in another location where they can easily be seen by employees on each floor.

  13. Our company has many buildings. Our employees report directly to the building where they work, and there is no requirement that they first report to our main office or headquarters prior to commencing work. Do I have to post this notice in each of our buildings?

    Yes. Where an employer has employees reporting directly to work in several different buildings, the employer must post all required federal notices in each building, even if the buildings are located in the same general vicinity (e.g., in an industrial park or on a campus).
     
  14. By when do I have to post the notice?

    April 1, 2020.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19.State of Emergency Violations

News release from the Washington County Office of the Solicitor's General
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Here is the Washington County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page link:  https://www.facebook.com/Washington-County-Georgia-EMA-871067809608380/

If you wish to report a place of business as violating the Governor’s Executive Order, please go to www.gov.georgia.gov click on “Contact Us” and then click on “Constituent Services” which will take you to a form to fill out.

You should include the following information in their report:

  1. Business Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone Number
  4. Specific details for the complaint

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 State of Emergency

Washington County State of Emergency
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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19. Updated City Hall Hours

COVID-19. Updated City Hall Hours
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In response to the COVID-19 emergency all City Hall offices have updated their hours. We will be open Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. City Hall and non-emergency department offices will be closed every Friday effective March 27 to Friday April 24.

The lobby at Animal Control, City Hall and Public Works will be closed to the public.

Please use the drive-thru at City Hall.

For further information please call or email the following:

Animal Control: 478-552-2756 ghaynes@sandersvillega.org
City Hall: 478-552-2525 khartley@sandersvillega.org
Public Works: 478-552-3459 reubanks@sandersvillega.org

If you require the emergency services please dial 911.

The City of Sandersville will be following the Washington County Emergency Management Plan and the State of Georgia Executive Order 03.14.20.01. 


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 26, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19 - Grants and Loan Resources

Grants and Loan Resources
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Grants & Loan Resources

 

Facebook Small Business Grants

 

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available.

Click Here to learn more.

 

Go Fund Me Small Business Relief Initiative

This is intended to support our local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser.

Are you a small business owner? Search and claim your fundraiser. Start a fundraiser if you can’t find a GoFundMe for your business. Small businesses may also apply for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund.

Click Here to learn more. 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Federal and State Grants & Loan Resources 

Three separate packages approved by Congress and signed by the President over the past weeks offer a variety of assistance to businesses. The U.S Chamber of Commerce has provided a breakdown of what’s in those packages and how your business can take advantage of these relief efforts. 

Click Here to learn more.

 

Resources Provided By the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Click here to learn more.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. 

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loan or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender by connecting with your local SBA District Office

Local Assistance

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you.

Resources Provided By The Georgia Chamber Of Commerce

The Georgia Chamber is encouraging businesses and communities to make fact-based decisions and stay informed on COVID-19. 

Click here to learn more.

Resources Provided By SCORE

SCORE is committed to helping businesses like yours through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak
 
Click here to learn more.
 

Resources Provided By The U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus). 

Click here to learn more.


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 31, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

Census 2020

Census 2020
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Today is Census Day! Show your support and help us spread the word about the importance of the #2020Census.

Make this image your profile picture, post it on your timeline (or both) and make sure to tell your friends to complete to the census today at 2020CENSUS.GOV!


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 Response

In order to meet the recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to avoid mass gatherings, the City Hall lobby will be closed March 30 – April 6 and April 17 – 20. We ask that you make your utility payment during this time using any of these methods or at our drive-thru window at City Hall.In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that customers avoid personal contact with our customer service representatives by using alternative methods of communication and payment, and by doing business through online services, mail, drop-box, or telephone. Conducting business in this manner will insure no interruption of services to customers.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 17, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 17, 2020

City Yard Debris Customers

Yard Debris
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Attention City of Sandersville Yard Debris Customers
 
The Public Works Department will work through this week picking up yard debris, leaf and limbs.  After Friday, March 27th, we will suspend this service temporally.  This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that we are faced with.  Please bear with us during this time of hardship.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 25, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 25, 2020

Public Notice. Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems.

Public Notice. Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems.
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Public Notice

Use of Paper Products in Sewer Systems

We would like to caution our citizens on the use of baby wipes and disinfecting wipes.  Please do not put these items down your toilet.  Even if the item states that it is a “flushable wipe”, it really isn’t.  These items do not break down in the sewer system the same as toilet tissue. Toilet tissues are made to breakdown rapidly in the sewer system while these “wipes” are not.  They will clog your sewer system and even more so, they will clog the pumps and collection system of the city’s sewer treatment system.  This will lead to spills and contamination at a time when we are battling the coronavirus pandemic.  They are not degradable as well as tissue in your septic tanks and can create problems with your personal sewer system.

Please put these items in your trash can so that they can be properly disposed of without damaging your sewer system or causing a public health problem. Please, let’s all do our part in this time of need.

Public Works Department


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 23, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Mar 23, 2020

NON- DROUGHT Washington County Level 1 Drought Response

 

Water Restrictions

 

As a result of recent rainfall and improving conditions, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ending its Level 1 Drought Response in 103 Georgia counties to include Washington County.  The decision means that almost all Georgians will return to a non-drought outdoor water use schedule.

 

EPD encourages all Georgians to follow the non-drought outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010.  It is in effect statewide and limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington County  Level 1 Drought Response
 
Washington County remains in a Level 1 drought response. A Level 1 Drought Response requires water utilities to educate customers about drought conditions and the need to conserve water. There are currently no odd-even restrictions on outdoor water use, but residents should take steps to conserve water and are reminded to abide by the state’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions, which limits outdoor watering to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. 
 
Ways to Conserve Water:
 
•         Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip.
•         Promptly repair any leaks in and around your taps. (One leak can waste several thousand gallons of water per year.)
•         When hand-washing dishes, never run water continuously. Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap.
•         When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short burst of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.)
•         When washing or shaving, partially fill the sink and use that water rather than running the tap continuously. (This save about 60% of the water normally used.) Use short burst of water to clean razors.
•         You can reduce water usage by 40% to 50% by installing low-flush toilets.
 
Watering Which is Exempt:
 
     For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Level 1 Drought Response:
 
Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation;
Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day; and
Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 21, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Dec 31, 2019

BID Opportunities

CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT PROJECTS FOR BID UNDER THE BID OPPORTUNITY MENU.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 9, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 9, 2019

Recycling Customers

Due to the absence of a recycling vendor the City of Sandersville is discontinuing the recycling program at this time.  Please place empty green recycle containers at the curbside for pickup on Wednesday, November 6th.  We appreciate your patronage. In 2020 we will work to find a vendor to continue this service


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 23, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 30, 2019