Community Response Updates
Although we’re apart for now, it’s never been more important to stay connected. And that’s just what Explore Brookhaven was built to do. We’ve never been prouder to call Brookhaven home, and we’ve never been more prepared to serve it. In partnership with the City’s #BrookhavenStrong initiative, we’re committed to providing community solidarity and support as we weather the current environment together. Share your uplifting and inspiring stories that are keeping you going through these uncertain times. Explore Brookhaven will be posting here and on social media with information, links, resources, and Brookhaven Strong activities, right down to a directory of local restaurants offering takeout and dine-in.
In establishing Explore Brookhaven, the City created a platform to support and promote everything that makes Brookhaven the perfect place to be and belong. As the go-to resource for locals as well as visitors and tourists, we help strengthen our communities and businesses by bringing attention, resources, and greater economic prosperity to Brookhaven. In both bright seasons and challenging ones, we are uniquely positioned to serve as your hub for the most relevant information and up-to-date tools you need.
As local businesses take precautions related to the current environment in America, we are sharing information here to answer common questions being asked by Brookhaven's locals, travel guests and those considering visiting Brookhaven.
UPDATES & OFFICIAL RESOURCES
Brookhaven City Hall, Police Department and Park structures remain closed to the public until such time that adequate social safeguards are in place to protect City employees and the public at large. The Governor's new executive order supersedes Brookhaven's (and all other municipalities') orders and ordinances as pertains to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The State's order can be found here: Executive Orders
Additional Official Resources & Updates Related to the Current Environment:
- City of Brookhaven's Community Response Updates Webpage
- City of Brookhaven's Information on SBA Loans
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Updates and FAQs
- Explore Georgia Updates Webpage
- Georgia Department of Health Webpage
- Georgia Restaurant Association Webpage
- American Hotel & Lodging Association Facts & Updates
- American Hotel & Lodging Association Stay Safe Initiative
- Destinations International Webpage
- U.S. Travel Association Tool Kit
- U.S. Travel Association Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers
- U.S. Small Business Association's Guidance & Loan Resources
- Application for Small Business Association (SBA) Loans
- SBA Paycheck Protection Plan Information
- CDC Information
- CDC Guidelines for Events
- Guidance for Restaurants with Dining Room Seating
Understanding that many families do not fall into the CDC’s warning category and may continue to choose to travel, information regarding measures being taken by accommodations, restaurants and event planners can be found below.
The majority of Brookhaven's accommodations partners are accepting reservations as usual and operating under normal working hours. All of our accommodations partners have enacted additional cleaning and sanitation procedures to ensure guest safety as they continue to monitor the current environment. If you have specific questions about your rental, please reach out directly to the company you have booked with or are considering booking with. View more information on our accommodations partners here.
Based on the precautions enforced by the Mayor and City Council, restaurants in Brookhaven have suspended dining room service, and shifted their operations to begin offering expanded carryout options, as well as local delivery, offering tailored menus for takeout and delivery. View more information on what options local restaurants are offering.
Based on recommendations from the CDC and the governor, limitations have been placed on large gatherings, leading local businesses and event planners to cancel or postpone upcoming events. See a list of event updates, based on information provided to us.