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Reopening Cobb - More Facilities to Open to Residents

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May 18, 2020

FAQ’s - When will Cobb facilities reopen?

The following is an initial plan based upon current Executive Orders by the Governor and Public Health guidance.  These plans could change as the situation develops.  Monitor and other county information sources for details. 

Parks - Outdoor county parks are open.  Visitors are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines.  

Summer Camps - Due to the tight health restrictions imposed for camps by the Governor’s Executive Orders, Cobb County has suspended summer camp programs until further notice.

Aquatic Centers - Parks personnel are continuing with facility preparations and training before reopening.  We are targeting the first week of June for limited access openings at some of these facilities.  Please monitor the website or contact the specific center for details.

Playgrounds / Restrooms / Organized Activities - We are awaiting further public health guidance on when to allow organized sporting activities to resume and how to properly prepare playgrounds and restroom facilities for eventual reopening.

Amphitheater Concerts - Many concerts have already been rescheduled for later this year.  Check details on specific events for ticketing information.

Libraries - Library staff is providing virtual services, including storytime programs.  

  • Staff will begin reporting on May 26th for safety training and facility preparations, including quarantine and materials handling for 90,000 returning items.  
  • Curbside services will be implemented at seven libraries in June. 
  • Some facilities will be open as polling places, then a phased-in reopening of those seven library facilities with limited services is planned for mid-June.  
  • Limited services in all remaining libraries will start in early summer.
  • Visit for details on specific locations.

Senior Centers - Because those who use these centers are considered some of the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking the utmost precautions in preparing these facilities to reopen.  Supervisors are currently keeping essential services, such as Meals on Wheels, operating.  There will be extensive training and preparation at the centers during the month of June, with select activities at some centers resuming after the Fourth of July.

Government Buildings - We are opening certain county facilities for limited public events.  Property Management has been configuring public-facing buildings for reopening and we will likely coordinate opening buildings when we start bringing employees back to work in June.

Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]