Coronavirus-Related Updates and Travel Resources

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to providing travelers with the most up-to-date information about traveling to the city to ensure the health and safety of visitors. We understand the need for caution and concern.


Athens-Clarke Mask Requirement

Effective July 9, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission have approved an ordinance that requires face coverings or masks to be worn in all public places within Athens-Clarke County. Review the details at

Helpful Information:


  • The Athens Welcome Center is currently closed but is delivering personalized customer service in real time through a live chat tool on They are also offering virtual tours of Athens and historic homes on their Facebook page.


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Note to Athens Hospitality Partners and Event Organizers:

You have our full support during this unprecedented situation. We are providing industry updates and resources on a separate page for our local hospitality community


Things to do in Athens this Summer

Athens Events, Including Virtual


Please contact the event organizer before making any plans to attend any events posted on the events calendar, as decisions are being made on short notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to quickly navigate this evolving situation.

~~Check out our full Athens Events Calendar~~


Athens Restaurant Updates:

Most Athens restaurants are OPEN and providing delivery and to-go orders; many are starting to reopen and have outdoor and/or indoor table service. Some hours of operation are changing. Please visit our restaurant page and contact the restaurant directly; they value and need your business and will be glad to provide you with updates and to serve you.

More Sources for Restaurant Updates:



Athens COVID-19 News