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COVID-19 Updates

This page is intended to be a repository of COVID-19 specific information that relates directly to Pine Lake as well as general information that city leadership finds particularly relevant or useful to residents.

City Council meets via Zoom every second and last Tuesday at 7:00 PM:

Conference line: 1 (929) 205 6099  - ID: 997 0511 7505  Direct Link: 

To request help from, or donate to:  Pine Lake Soulful Food Pantry of Love

Subscribe to Pine Lake Resident Roster to receive information directly by email: 

On-line Form    PDF in English    PDF en Espanol

Please Note that due to COVID-19 concerns the Lake and Beach will not be opened for the 2020 season. 

September 16th, 2020 letter from the Mayor

There is a lot happening in our community here are a few:

• Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm we will hold our first ZOOM Town Hall.

• We are working with Ed Lee, EdD, from Emory University to prepare a series of facilitated conversations on race after the November election.

• We are working with our engineering consultant on a long-term plan for repairing eroded parts of the wetlands bank, mowing parts of the back berm, and the removal of trees safely so as not to destabilize the earthwork

• Census. We are at a 57.5% self-response rate. Please fill it out (if you haven’t yet) or help a neighbor do so.

Full Text     All Mayor's Letters

August 21st, 2020 letter from the Mayor

We Work:

• Pine Lake, like cities across the nation, is talking about inclusion, diversity, and systemic racism.

• The elected leaders and community continue to work on these issues in the City.

• "In these times, we all require compassion— freely given, to others as well as ourselves. Especially now."

Full Text     All Mayor's Letters

August 13th, 2020 letter from the Mayor

Some things that make Pine Lake Unique:

• Three of the last four Mayors are LGBTQI

• Our constructed wetlands cleans the water that passes through the City to the downstream residents of Dekalb County

• The majority of our commercial district is occupied by minority-owned businesses

• Since August of 2016, Pine Lake has had all-female leadership, including Chief Green and Judge Wiggins

Full Text     All Mayor's Letters

Information on Unemployment Benefits as Restrictions are Lifted

April 8th, 2020 Governor Brian P. Kemp announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020

Georgia’s shelter-in-place order will also be extended through the end of April, the governor announced Wednesday afternoon. The news of the extension was shared hours after the governor renewed a public health emergency declaration.

Virtual Recovery Meeting Information

April 2nd, 2020 Kemp signs Georgia Stay at Home Order

Today Governor Kemp has signed an Executive Order To Ensure a Safe and Healthy Georgia It becomes effective at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, April 3, 2020, and expires at 11: 59 P.M. on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Video on How to Disinfect Groceries and Take Out Food

    PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic – UPDATED!!!

Elected Officials Pass Ordinance Declaring a State of Emergency in the City

• Urges residents to shelter in place as much as possible.

• Requests that residents abide by a voluntary curfew beginning at 9:00 p.m. each night and ending at 6:00 a.m.

• Limits restaurants to curbside and delivery.

• Assigns misdemeanor status to violating the public closure of the beach, playground, and public buildings.

  Full Text of Ordinance

Sources of Assistance

Food banks across Georgia are providing meals to those who need them, with precautions to protect health and safety. Find a food bank in your area here:  

List of Resources Available for emergency assistance

H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Is the first legislation intended to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic.This legislation will extend additional assistance and protections to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the legislation:

H.R. 6201

Don't Be a Spreader

A great video on why we need to stay at home. Don't Be a Spreader

Keep Our Sanitation Workers Safe

Dekalb County sanitation is one of the few services that can’t be operated remotely. Please protect these workers by bagging all your trash. This is the most effective way to help keep them safe.

Playground Equipment Closed

In the interest public health the city has closed the playground equipment. We appreciate your cooperation.

Pine Lake Closings

In the interest of public safety and the well-being of our employees and visitors to our City, the following activities will be suspended. Please keep in mind that this is a fluid situation and could change rapidly. All government operations will be evaluated and adjustments will be made based on the present situation.

Court - We will not have court for the next two weeks beginning with the March 19, 2020 court date.

Administration - City Hall will be closed to the public and staff will work remotely through the end of the month, at which time we will re-evaluate.

We have worked with our staff to prepare for this possibility and we are confident that our city will continue to run smoothly.

Suspension of Facility Rentals

Pine Lake has suspended rental of the Beach House and Club House to the public, both resident and non-resident. We will revisit this policy monthly until it is determined to be unnecessary.

Information from Dekalb County

By now we all know to go to the CDC website for information on COVID-19, but for Pine Lakers, it will likely be the Dekalb County Health Department who will be making decisions regarding care and testing. On March 11th the county held a COVID-19 Town Hall.  You can watch it in its entirety at the Dekalb County COVID-19 page. Below are a few highlights:

• If you are having a medical emergency call 911

• If you have flu like symptoms or not feeling well, then call your primary physician.

• If you do not have a primary physician, then CALL the emergency room at your local hospital. Do not go there without calling first. They will ask you questions and give you specific directions. They do not want to overwhelm the hospital with people that should not be there.

• If you have a child that attends a Dekalb County School that needs food or additional medical services (non-emergency related) then call your school and ask for the principal.

• If the principal cannot help you then go to and find your school's regional superintendent.

• If you do not get help, there then email