Rockdale to implement return to work program for county workers, summer programs cancelled

May 22, 20204min1820
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Rockdale County leaders plan to initiate a phased-in return to work program for county employees that will begin on Monday, June 1.

The phased-in program will end the Remote Work Plan the county temporarily implemented in March as a result of  the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced offices to close to slow the spread of the corona virus.

During the phases of the Return to Work plan, staff will be present in offices at Rockdale County campuses, however buildings and facilities will not be open to the public.

The county is taking measures to make sure the employees are safe and trained in preparation for when doors reopen to the public, which will be determined at a later date.

Citizens and stakeholders are encouraged to continue to conduct business with the County by phone, email or visiting the website.

The county plans to provide staff members with personal protection equipment (PPE), install large hand-sanitizing stations in the lobbies of facilities with public access and add enhanced disinfecting of facilities.

The following facilities and events have been closed, cancelled or suspended:

  • Olivia Haydel Senior Services Center is closed indefinitely. Senior Services is continuing to provide Meals on Wheels and client food deliveries.
  • All summer camps at Johnson Park and the Tennis Center are cancelled.
  • Summer swimming at Costley Mill is cancelled.
  • Milstead Splash Pad will remain closed for the summer.
  • Johnson Park Recreation Center is closed indefinitely.
  • All organized activities at Johnson Park are suspended indefinitely.
  • Facility rentals and group gatherings are suspended indefinitely.
  • Spring baseball, flag football, cheerleading, adult softball and adult men’s softball leagues have all been cancelled..

The following trails are open and accessible from dawn to dusk:

  • South Rockdale Trail
  • Lorraine Trailhead
  • South Rockdale Trailhead
  • Wheeler Park Trail – parking only available behind playground off Bennett Road SE
  • Johnson Park Trail
  • Pine Log Park Trail

All other parks, indoor facilities, restrooms, playgrounds, pavilions, exercise equipment, tennis and basketball courts will remain closed at this time, and no gatherings are allowed.

The Rockdale Tennis Courts will tentatively open soon, more details to come.

The Rockdale County Courthouse operates under a different set of guidelines. For any questions regarding the Rockdale County Court Services, call the Clerk of Superior and State Courts Office at 770-278-7900.

For more information about the County’s return to work plan, contact the department of Talent Management at 770-278-7575.





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