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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

The County has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and information on any closures, postponements or cancellations will be posted here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19

 

Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire
A week before Christmas, a fire broke out in the Veltre’s north Forsyth County home a little after midnight. Luckily for John and Andrea Veltre, and their daughter, the family’s smoke alarms were in working order and woke them up. “If they weren’t working properly, we would not be here. The alarms had one job, and they did that job, they woke us up.” Watch the video below to hear their story of survival. 

Forsyth County Chairman Signs Additional Declarations and Orders

Forsyth County Chairman Signs Additional Declarations and Orders
On March 27 the Forsyth County Chairman signed additional declarations and orders in response to COVID-19:     • Closure of dine-in and/or outdoor/patio services at restaurants • Suspension of certain purchasing policies, specifically related to COVID-19 • Suspension of penalties and fines related to Occupation Taxes • Allowance for online public bid openings Click here to read the declarations and orders.

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Applications on Properties Zoned Res 6, Res 4 and Res 3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a moratorium barring the acceptance of land disturbance permit applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res 6, Res 4, and Res 3.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on March 19, 2020, the Thursday April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioner’s meeting will be held via streaming audio and video, as authorized by O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g). The meeting will be streamed ...

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities
Effective March 24, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation park hours are sunrise to sunset. Additionally, the following areas within County parks will be closed in the interest of public health: Basketball courts Playgrounds Tennis courts Pavilions Volleyball courts Skate areas Dog parks Ball fields Parks green spaces and trails will remain open to allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. Park visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting groups to 10 or less individuals and maintaining six feet of separation between individuals. Parks and Recreation staff will be communicating ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chair Issues Urgent Declaration Regarding Gatherings

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chair Issues Urgent Declaration Regarding Gatherings
On Friday, March 20, 2020, Forsyth County Chair Laura Semanson signed an urgent declaration regarding gatherings.  The statement reads in part, “ . . . all Forsyth County citizens and residents are requested, in the most urgent terms, to avoid holding, sponsoring, or attending non-mandatory assemblies or gatherings of 10 or more individuals for so long as Forsyth County remains in a state of locally declared emergency.” Click here to view the full text of the declaration.

Forsyth County Declares State of Emergency

Forsyth County Declares State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a declaration of local emergency, effective March 18, 2020. The declaration calls for all available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on Forsyth County. Beginning March 19,the following Forsyth County government buildings are closed to the public: Administration Building All County offices at West Maple Animal Shelter Code Compliance Please note that the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will be open during Board of Commissioner meetings and work sessions.  “By declaring ...

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19

Statement from Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson Regarding COVID-19
Statement from Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson "This morning we received confirmation from public health that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Forsyth County. We are keeping this individual, their family and those caring for the individual in our thoughts and prayers. At the County, we continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance from our local public health department, the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage our residents to do the same. Through our Emergency Management Agency, we continue to work in conjunction with partner agencies ...

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19
***ELECTION POSTPONED***  On Saturday, March 14, the Georgia Secretary of State announced that the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed in light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19.  Click here for more information. All in-person Advance Voting for this election ended on Saturday, March 14 and will resume the end of April 2020. The Presidential Preference Primary has been rescheduled to be held on May 19, 2020 in conjunction with the General Primary and NonPartisan General Election scheduled for May 19. All votes already cast in person and all voted absentee by mail ballots returned for the March 24 Presidential ...

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