The Pickens Report - April 2020


The Pickens Report - April 2020

5/23/2020 ~ by Tucker Green, Pickens County Government

The coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of Pickens County Government’s mission. The county government under the direction of the Board of Commissioners continues to work hand in hand with local, state, and health officials. The situation in our county has been aided by citizens following the advice of public health officials.

We encourage our citizens to continue to practice social distancing and limit travel to essential activities as we begin the reopening process. If citizens have a question regarding COVID-19 they can contact our information line at 706-253-8978 or email

During the month of April:

▸ The 911 Operations Center received 1,566 total calls, 649 were medical responses or fire related.

▸ The Water Department installed seven new meters.

▸ The Department of Planning and Development issued 52 new building permits.

▸ The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in seven animals, and six went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to five cases.

▸ Public Works is continuing to prep roads and replace pipes for the upcoming paving season as well as performing routine maintenance.

▸ Pickens County Recreation Department is beginning to reopen in phases. Roper Park remains open to the public, but social distancing guidelines are in place. PCRD will offer summer camp (closed the week of July 4th) beginning June 1st to 40 campers due to COVID-19 guidelines. They anticipate opening the community center and the pool for public use on June 15th. If you need additional information call PCRD at 706-253-8862 or go to

The Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts.

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tucker greenTucker Green
Public Information Officer
Pickens County Government
1266 East Church St., Ste. 157
Jasper, Ga 30143