As Georgia surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases this week, Columbus officials are considering a partial mask mandate that would require face coverings inside government buildings throughout the city.
Parts of the budget the city knows will be hit hard include sales tax and hotel-motel tax. But as the crisis is ongoing, there is a lot left to be determined.
City employees will be required to wear masks and citizens are also strongly encouraged to wear masks when visiting the buildings. There will be social distancing markings on the floors, plexiglass screens at counters and enhanced sanitizing, according to Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin.
Mayor Skip Henderson said in a video announcement Wednesday that he will ask Columbus Council to postpone a vote on a new sales tax that was scheduled for this fall.
Signs urging people to stay safe while on or near the Chattahoochee River are now on the Riverwalk. They're a product of Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson’s river safety task force. Signs will also be added on the Alabama side of the river.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson announced Thursday that some Columbus Consolidated Government-owned facilities will continue to remain restricted.
When a contagious disease spreads through the air, paramedics working in the tight space of an ambulance know that intubation can pose a deadly risk.
Lt. Chase Kinsman, paramedic, and Firefighter Shawn Andes, advanced EMT, both with the Columbus Fire & Emergency EMS department, answer a few questions about the personal protective equipment(PPE) they use, and offer advice to using using PPE.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson in a video announcement Thursday again asked citizens to continue to stay at home or risk being cited by Columbus public safety officers, but backpedaled on Friday when asked if local law enforcement practices regarding COVID-19 protocol would be changing.
Checking this year’s statistics, police departments both in Columbus and Phenix City noticed in particular a drop in burglaries.