Safer Services Re-opening Plan

Mayor Johnson renews emergency order 

requiring face coverings in City of Savannah

"Our greatest priority is the health and safety 
of our residents and employees."

In an effort to begin re-opening City facilities, we developed the Safer Services Re-opening Plan. We will use this plan to prepare to welcome Savannah residents back to the many city facilities that have been closed since mid-March and to provide safer services.


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Transitioning Between Phases

We will use data provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health (Coastal Health District), to determine the specific date or decisions that will need to be made in order to transition between phases. Progression to each new phase will occur at minimum every 14 days, depending on stable or declining COVID-19 metrics to include:

  1. Current 14-Day Average Number of New Cases: This metric provides an average of the daily number of new cases confirmed for the previous 14-day period.

  2. Target Metric or Metric Needed to Transition to Next Phase: Once the Current 14-day Average Number of New Confirmed Cases meets this criteria and it is stable for a period of time (to be determined by City Officials), the City will progress to the next phase. In some cases, if there is an increase in the statistics we are monitoring, a decision will be made as to whether to remain in the current phase or return to a previous phase.
Current PhaseCurrentTarget For Next Phase
Phase1Daily Average 
Of New Cases
Daily # 
Of New Cases
(Click For Details)(14-Day Average) (14-Day Average) 

Total # of 
Confirmed Cases
Total # of 
Tests Conducted
Share of 
18,244139,2731 in 16
(Cumulative - Chatham County) (Cumulative - Chatham County)(Chatham County)
Information updated daily by 2p.m. with the exception of the Total Number of Tests Conducted, which is updated weekly on Monday’s by 2p.m.  

View COVID - 19 numbers by Zip Code current as of 10-10-20 

Scroll over the chart to see how the 14-day average has changed over time
Source: Georgia Department of Public Health - Coastal Health District 

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