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September 2, 2020 Newsletter

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District 5 Family, Friends, and Neighbors:
I want to personally invite you to join me for our District 5 Family Day (Drive – Thru Edition) tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will be distributing Free Food Boxes, Free Masks and Hand Sanitizer, and providing Free COVID – 19 testing. If you have any questions regarding the event, visit my website at
Please remember that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 5th. If you need to register to vote or know someone who needs to register, please direct them to click here. After you register, be sure to fill out your Census if you have not already done so by clicking here .
Finally, we have included resources in this weeks newsletter for anyone who may be in need of food, rental/mortgage, or utility assistance. Please share these resources with those who may be in need of these services.
I hope to see you tomorrow.
Yours in service,
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
Join Us For Our 5th Annual District 5
Family Day “Drive Thru” Edition
(Registration is not required for COVID – 19 testing)
East DeKalb Community & Senior Center Groundbreaking
Last week we broke ground on the all new East DeKalb Community and Senior Center at Bruce Street. Our Seniors have long awaited this day and they are so deserving of this moment. #LongLiveBruceSt!!!
I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper : Wear A Mask Virtual Memorial
Honoring Lives Lost To COVID – 19
D5 Virtual Memorial
If you or someone you has lost a loved one to COVID – 19, please share their name, photo, birth & death date so that we may honor their life and memory. Please submit the information by Friday, September 18th to
Please note the program has been moved to Monday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. The program will air on DCTV23 and on Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson’s Facebook page.
2020 Census – IT’S NOT TOO LATE
2020 Census - It's Not Too Late PSA
DeKalb County COVID-19 Cases
The DeKalb County Board of Health is opening up COVID-19 testing services to a wider range of residents. If you are a DeKalb County resident and you feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19 call: 404.294.3700, OPTION 1
DeKalb Activates CodeRed Alert in Fight against COVID-19 during Labor Weekend
DeKalb County has activated the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) warning system to alert residents and visitors that while we have made progress against slowing the spread of COVID-19, the fight is not over. READ MORE
DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will remain as resource for students to pick up nutritional lunches during the fall until children return to school. All nine recreation centers will distribute meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. READ MORE
DeKalb Announces Labor Day Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule
In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as follows: READ MORE
DeKalb County to hold Virtual Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Sept. 22
The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a virtual Parks Citizen Advisory Board Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. READ MORE
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Upcoming Events
The Office of Youth Services is seeking a qualified and experienced firm to submit a quote for the provision of online class instruction during after school programs for children and youth living in DeKalb County.
A Moment of Inspiration w/
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson