Douglas County Reopens More Facilities Over Next Three Weeks

Jim Massara

DOUGLASVILLE, GA — Douglas County is cautiously reopening more of its facilities, starting with the transportation center next Monday, the aquatic center the Monday after that, and libraries the following Monday.

Among the precautions will be deputies taking temperatures at the entrance of each facility. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees won’t be allowed in.

The Douglas County Transportation Center on Dorris Road, headquarters for Connect Douglas, will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 22. The center will close at 5 p.m. for the time being, according to Connect Douglas Director Gary Watson, with a regular closing time of 7 p.m. to be resumed “at a later date.” The Connect Douglas fixed-route bus service operates from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, while the commuter vanpool service remains suspended until further notice. For more information, call 770-949-7665, option 5, or email connectdouglas@co.douglas.ga.us.

The Boundary Waters Aquatic Center on Georgia Route 92 will reopen Monday, June 29 — with plenty of hand sanitizer and soap available. Recreation Superintendent Chad Griffin promised that the facility would undergo a “deep cleaning” three times a day.

Douglas County Public Libraries will reopen on Monday, July 6, “with safety precautions already in place,” according to library director Lindy Moore. Among other mandated safeguards, library patrons can expect to see acrylic shields installed at every circulation desk. More library information can be found at https://www.wgrls.beanstack.org.

The Douglas County courthouse already is open, although restricted to those who wear masks and aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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This article originally appeared on the Douglasville Patch