News Alerts

News Alerts, such as inclement weather closings or emergency notices, will be posted on this page as needed.

Covid-19 Closure/Postponement/Emergency Order Information:

Posted 4/3/2020 – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a mandatory Shelter-in-Place Executive Order for all of Georgia on Thursday, April 2, 2020. This order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13. This order overrides any and all previous orders concerning Covid-19 situation which have been issued by local governments, including the City of Cumming. Click here to read Gov. Kemp’s Shelter-in-Place Order; click here for FAQ’s about the order and Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce; click here for a video from Gov. Kemp explaining the order; click here for Gov. Kemp’s official website.

Posted 3/31/2020 – The City of Cumming has enacted a Covid-19 Emergency Management Order which suspends all in-dining service at food service establishments in the Cumming City Limits, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020. To-go, take-out, drive-thru, and curb-side service are all still permitted, and exceptions to the order are hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes. Additionally, the order permits food service establishments with a current City of Cumming alcohol sales license to sell new, unopened containers of alcohol along with to-go orders (food order must be of equal or greater value to the alcohol order; no alcohol-only sales). For complete information, click here. To read the order, click here.

Posted 3/27/2020 – The City of Cumming has extended the period of closure of all City-owned and operated facilities to the public through April 10, 2020. City employees will still report to work whenever possible and will conduct City business via telephone and email. Click here for a list of all City of Cumming contact information. Additionally, the City of Cumming Recreation Department has extended its suspension of programs through April 26, 2020Click here for full information about the extension of closures and suspensions.

Posted 3-23-2020 – The City of Cumming Recreation & Parks Department has extended the suspension of all programs through April 12, 2020. Conditions will continue to be monitored, and updated information will be provided sometime the week of April 5-11, 2020. Click here for complete information.

Posted 3-17-2020 – Effective beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020, the City of Cumming will restrict public access to ALL City of Cumming owned and operated buildings and facilities. City staff will still report to work and will be handling City business via phone and electronic methods. Click here for complete information about the restrictions to the public, and click here for a listing of City of Cumming contact information.

Updated 3-16-2020 – In light of the recent situation surrounding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the City of Cumming has suspended all activities and programs of the Cumming Recreation & Parks Department and closed facilities effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, for a minimum of two weeks. The main offices of the Recreation Department and of the Cumming Aquatic Center will remain open at this time. Rec Department offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and Aquatic Center offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For complete information, click here.

Updated 3-16-2020 – All Cumming Fairgrounds events that were scheduled during the month of March have been canceled or postponed. Future events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and future cancellations/postponements will be posted.

Updated 3-16-2020 – As of Monday, March 16, 2020, all future scheduled meetings of the Cumming City Council and Planning & Zoning Boards will proceed as normal.

Please remain home and avoid social gatherings. Please take proper precautions if necessary to leave home, such as frequent hand washing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, use of hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content, and coughing and sneezing into a tissue and immediately disposing of the tissue. Social distancing should be practiced if leaving home is unavoidable. Persons exhibiting symptoms of an illness are strongly advised to remain at home.