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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Appointments are Full: Forsyth County is Offering COVID-19 Vaccines in March

Appointments are Full: Forsyth County is Offering COVID-19 Vaccines in March
At this time, all appointments for March are full.  As additional vaccines become available over the next few weeks, the County anticipates more appointment opportunities for residents. Information on this will be posted on the website and County social media. Forsyth County Government has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for residents who are currently eligible, as well as those who will become eligible on March 15. Information on eligibility is included at the bottom of this email and can also be found here: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. Appointments are available for March 17, 18, 24 and 25. To make an appointment for the vaccine, click here. This link will also be ...

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27
Residents invited to help clean up their community Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 27. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.  Participants, as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals, can pick up supplies at 9 a.m. at one of three drive-through locations: • Cumming City Hall (100 E. Main Street) • Coal Mountain Recycling Center (3560 Settingdown Rd.) • Old Atlanta Recycling Center (3678 Old Atlanta Rd.) Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community; masks and ...

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Rental and utility assistance program available for those unable to pay due to COVID-19   The Forsyth County Rent & Utility Relief Program has been established to provide short-term assistance for renters that can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury and will be available beginning Monday, March 8.   Forsyth County will provide rent and utility assistance for qualifying households. Households meeting all of the following criteria will be eligible for assistance:   -        Qualifies for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19; ...

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1
Residents must apply by April 1 for 2021 exemption   The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office reminds residents about the approaching deadline to file for homestead exemptions as well as the age 65 school tax exemption for this tax year.   Residential property owners in Forsyth County that reside on that property and are a legal resident of the County, all as of Jan. 1 of the tax year, qualify for homestead exemption. Applications for exemptions can be filed year-round but must be sent in by Thursday, April 1, to receive the benefits for 2021.   Regular and floating homestead exemption applications as well as applications for the age 65 ...

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Executive Assistant Carla Floyd about her role with Forsyth County government. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan gives high praise to the County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, Shady Grove Campground opens for the season and Senior Services provides new Spring offerings to residents. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here. Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook ...

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with EMA Director Chris Grimes about his role with Forsyth County government and his role with the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Feb. 16 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Delayed by Two Hours

Feb. 16 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Delayed by Two Hours
Due to the possibility of black ice on Feb. 16, all scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Tuesday will have a two-hour delay as a safety precaution. All residents scheduled for the vaccine are asked to arrive for their appointment two hours after their original appointment time (example: If your appointment is scheduled for 9 a.m., it is now at at 11 a.m.). The vaccination site is staying open until 7 p.m. to accommodate all appointments. The vaccination event is for those receiving their second COVID-19 vaccination. No further appointments are being scheduled at this time. If you are scheduled for a vaccine, please try to arrive for your ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Celebrates Three Years of Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Celebrates Three Years of Therapeutic Recreation Programs
Therapeutic recreation programming serves residents with intellectual and physical disabilities Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s therapeutic recreation added ten new programs, saw a year-over-year membership growth of 32% and offered several new out-of-school programs in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therapeutic recreation, which launched in March 2018, offers programs for individuals with specific needs in order to develop leisure and recreation skills, enhance socialization, independence and overall quality of life.     “We are very excited about the future of the therapeutic rec programs,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We have seen great interest from the Forsyth County community in the ...

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