COVID-19 Update:
From the Desk of Mayor Mike Bodker
Greetings, Johns Creek! As we step into October and begin to enjoy all of the wonderful elements which a Georgia autumn provides to all, please do so with safety and caution. We still need to be careful to stop the spread of the coronavirus. While Johns Creek has among the lowest numbers of infections and deaths in Fulton County, we MUST remain vigilant in practicing guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control. These include: social distancing, washing hands and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (including your phones), and wearing a mask when going outside your home.

In order to provide an accurate and timely update on just how the coronavirus is spreading in Johns Creek, we have pulled COVID-19 Counts and Rates data from the most recent Fulton County Board of Health Epidemiology Report (Dated October 2, 2020). In the table below, specific data for Johns Creek is highlighted for reference.

As you can see Johns Creek has among the lowest amounts of total cases of all the cities in North Fulton County (as of 10/2/2020) with a slight increase in case count (4.2%) over a 14 day period. The trend over the selected period shows there is a 33.3% decrease in new diagnoses between the 14 days (9/17 to 10/1) preceding the most recent 7 days and the 14 days preceding that (9/2 to 9/16).
It is also important to call attention to the Incidence Rate of new diagnoses (78.9 per 100,000 persons) in the last 14 day period preceding the immediate past week.
The Incidence Rate of new diagnoses is an important data point according to the latest information within the Fulton County Schools Reopening Matrix Data-Based Plan to Phase into Face-to-Face Instruction. The District plans to move to Face-to-Face instruction after the county-wide New Diagnosis Rate is less than 100 per 100,000 cases (per last 14 days). 
Testing Trends at the Fulton County Level
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency until October 15, 2020. The requirements of his Executive Order include such important safeguards as social distancing, a ban on gatherings of more than fifty people unless there is six feet between each person, and sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile.
Data at the state of Georgia level

Data at the state level is also important to consider when attempting to identify trends in COVID-19 testing. The Georgia Department of Public Health provides a daily overview of testing and cases through their website. The information below represents confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/5/2020.
Please remember to continue to follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask when appropriate, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, washing your hands, and social distance.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mike.bodker@johnscreekga.gov.

Stay safe,
Mike Bodker
Mayor, City of Johns Creek