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Chairwoman Signs 2nd Extension of Declaration of Emergency

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October 14, 2021

Chairwoman Cupid Signs Second Extension of County’s Declaration of Emergency
Action allows county’s emergency operations plan and virtual meetings to continue

October 14, 2021 - Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid signed a second extension of the county’s Declaration of Emergency today concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The extension will allow upcoming public meetings to be held virtually, keep the county’s emergency operations plan in place, and continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated and take precautions in public. The second extension runs through November 16.

“Even though we’ve heard positive news from our public health partners on the downward trend of this latest surge in COVID cases, the county’s case rate remains more than three times what is considered ‘high community transmission,’” Chairwoman Cupid said.  “Keeping this order in place will allow us to remain proactive and hopefully help end this latest surge.”

The extension also cites the “severe overcrowding” condition at Kennestone Hospital caused by coronavirus cases and continues the terms of prior declarations.