Thanksgiving Announcement from the Department of Health
Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely
Stay Home to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
Atlanta – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their
2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all
Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as
COVID-19 spreads easily whether gatherings are large or small, putting families and friends at
risk – especially individuals who are elderly or have underlying medical conditions. The safest
way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to stay home and celebrate with people in your own
household. Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the
best way to protect yourself and others.
“The surge of COVID-19 infections in Georgia and across the country mean we must rethink our
idea of a traditional Thanksgiving this year,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH
commissioner. “Each family must assess the risk of exposure to COVID-19, especially among
elderly or medically fragile individuals, as they weigh the decision to host or attend a holiday
gathering. Everyone needs to follow the guidance of wearing a face mask, social distancing and
washing your hands frequently. And get a flu shot.”
If you do plan to spend Thanksgiving with people you don’t live with, take steps to reduce the
risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals who have not lived in the household during the two
weeks ahead of the holiday (members of the military or college students home for the holiday)
stay in a separate area of the house with a designated bathroom, if possible. Other
Wear a mask
• Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
• Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
• Make sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face.
Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
• Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu.
• Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who
are at higher risk of getting very sick.
The Lamar County Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th, 2020.
Have a SAFE and BLESSED HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RISK LIMITING AUDIT PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Risk Limiting Audit for the November 3, 2020 General/Special Election will be held on the following dates and times:
Friday, November 13, 2020 8am-8pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020 8am-8pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 through Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8am-8pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (if needed) 8am-11:59pm
Press Release from the Lamar County Board of Elections
Said audit will be conducted at the Lamar County Board of Elections and Registration Office located at 408 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA 30204. This audit is open to the public.
For All Animal Control Calls Please Contact 770-358-5090
Governor Brian Kemp has signed Executive Order 09.24.30.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The new Executive Order takes effect on October 1 at 12:00 AM and runs through November 9th at 11:59 p.m. The Public Health State of Emergency is extended until November 9th, 2020.
To see the press release with a link to the Executive Order, click here
Notice to Property Owners and Occupants concerning visits to your Property.
Georgia Law (OCGA § 48-5-264.1) requires property owners and occupants be provided reasonable notice prior to a site visit conducted by or on behalf of the Lamar County Board of Assessors. In accordance with this law, please be advised that the Lamar County Appraisal Staff will be visiting properties in the NORTH END OF THE COUNTY FOR THE REST OF 2020 AND 2021. The purpose of this visit will be to verify correctness of the improvements in our records. The appraiser will only gather necessary property information about the outside of any improvements and take photographs.
The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If the appraiser is not allowed access to your property, estimations will be performed. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, or if there are any questions regarding the visit, do not hesitate to contact the Lamar County Assessor’s Office at 770-358-5161.
As a courtesy the appraiser will knock on the door first and then if there is no answer, he will walk around the outside of any improvements on the property. It is not required that someone must be home, or someone answer the door.
The appraiser’s name currently is James Thomas Williams (Tom) and he drives a 2017 White GMC Sierra Pickup with tag # RUV8593 Hart County, GA. With a Lamar County emblem on the side of the door.
LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
What we are doing:
Lamar County is monitoring national and local recommendations and will continue to update the site above with the latest information and updates.
Plans are in place to respond should any of our communities be directly affected.
What you can do:
Please review and follow all CDC recommendations listed on their website
and on our website above.
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until further notice because the Health Department has recommended that Senior Citizens take extra measures to lesson the risk of exposure. All Meals on Wheels Clients will continue to receive their scheduled meals as well as the Senior Citizens during this time. The Senior Center Director, Antionette Watts and Staff will report to work as usual during this time.
FOR MORE INFORMATON PLEASE CONTACT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 770-358-5361.
Click on the LINK : I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes Project Update 2020-11-17
The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The project adds two, non-tolled, truck-only lanes along I-75 in the northbound direction from the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to SR 155 in the McDonough area. The lanes will be separated from the general purpose lanes by concrete barriers. Delivery of this project in 2028 incorporates the 2017 Executive Order of One Federal Decision/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) acceleration. While we have yet to realize the true impact of the new process, we are confident that this streamlining will have positive impacts on the delivery of all major projects.
Questions can be sent to 75CVL@dot.ga.gov or by calling the project hotline at 678-528-7275.
Thank you for your participation and support.