Thought Leadership: The Buckhead Community’s Response to COVID-19
This is a Saporta Report Thought Leadership piece by Jim Durrett, executive director – Buckhead CID
We are living in unprecedented and unpredictable times as the COVID-19 virus continues to make its rounds in our city and throughout the world. On April 8, Governor Kemp extended the current shelter in place order for the State of Georgia until April 30, and it’s fair to assume that more updates will be coming based on the President’s desire to re-open the country. As relief efforts continue to increase, Buckhead’s response to the pandemic has been nothing short of fantastic. Multiple businesses have heeded the call of the community and are providing crucial services to those in need.
Buckhead restaurants have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stop the spread of the virus and adapt to these new circumstances, restaurants suspended dine-in services and ramped up their takeout and delivery options. While other apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash are convenient options, consider calling your favorite business before ordering as many restaurants are reassigning their wait staff to accommodate these new circumstances and to keep them employed. Click here for a list of some of the Buckhead restaurants offering takeout and delivery options.