COVID-19 UPDates


Local State of Emergency extended

read Governor kemp’s Executive order Limiting large gatherings statewide, ordering "shelter in place" for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for fourteen days: here 

a message from mayor perriman

The City of Madison is actively following the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We are monitoring public health information for any potential impact in our community. We are coordinating with and following the guidance of the Morgan County Emergency Management, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Governor Kemp and Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner, announced a daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia. This will replace nightly news releases from the Governor’s Office and DPH. The report updates every day at noon and 7 p.m. to ensure accurate and regular information is provided to the public. The new tool can be found on the DPH website.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to: or 
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

city hall closed to the public

The City Hall building will continue to be closed to the public Monday, March 23 - Thursday, April 7, 2020. Administrative, Utility, Planning, and Main Street staff will be on the job and able to take phone calls and emails to serve our citizens. If you are looking to pay your utility bill, please use one of the several other ways to pay your utility bill.

Use of Parks and other facilities

While using sidewalks and parks to get a breath of fresh air and some exercise at a safe social distance is good for your physical and mental health, All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited. Note that some recreation areas with public parks have been closed. We have also suspended rental of the Gilmore House Community Room.

Meeting Cancellations

City of Madison public meetings for appointed boards and similar meetings have been suspended through the end of March. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make the call concerning April meetings at a later date. Canceled meetings:
* Greenspace Conservation Commission, March 17, 2020, meeting canceled
* Downtown Development Authority,  March 19, 2020, meeting canceled
* Corridor Design Commission Meeting,  March 24, 2020, meeting canceled
* Public Arts Commission Meeting,  March 26, 2020, meeting canceled
* Town Hall (re: BD Bard),  March 26, 2020, meeting canceled

Event cancellations

* Kiwanis Classic Fun Run, March 21, 2020, canceled
* Madison Fest, April 4, 2020, canceled
* NAACP Parade & Festival, April 18, 2020, canceled
* Community Shred, April 25, 2020, postponed, new date TBD

economic aid

Georgia Division of Family and Child Services; How to apply for The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP)
Georgia Department of Labor; COVID-19 Unemployment filing information for employers and employees
Georgia Department of Labor; COVID-19 Unemployment FAQs page
U.S. Small Business Administration; Coronavirus (COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources page