March 13 was a second day of life-changing announcements in metro Atlanta due to the coronavirus pandemic, as many major institutions shut down. And more is likely to come, as Gov. Brian Kemp said he will declare a state of emergency — giving him broad powers to respond — on the morning of March 14. The following is a roundup of coronavirus stories that impacted Sandy Springs.


Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center suspends all events due to coronavirus concerns

Local youth sports organizations halt seasons due to coronavirus concerns

Fulton County suspends public meetings and closes libraries, arts and senior centers due to coronavirus concern 

Fulton Superior Court declares ‘judicial emergency’ due to coronavirus, suspends jury trials for 30 days


Many local private schools to close due to coronavirus concern

Local schools providing free meal programs for students amid closures for coronavirus concerns


State to automatically extend driver’s licenses, ID cards for some senior holders as coronavirus response


MARTA says it will operate normally for now, encourages teleworking

Coronavirus shutdowns to have ‘huge impact’ on local arts economy

Some major Christian denominations ask worshipers to stay away during coronavirus

Publix grocery stores to begin closing at 8 p.m. amid coronavirus preparations

Georgia Power to suspend power disconnections during coronavirus response