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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the pandemic.


The May 26, 9 a.m. Forsyth County Finance Committee meeting will be held via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  The meeting will be live streamed on the County’s YouTube channel: tvforsyth.com.

VIDEO: Message of Encouragement from Forsyth County’s Board of Commissioners

VIDEO: Message of Encouragement from Forsyth County’s Board of Commissioners
Below is a message from the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to all Forsyth County residents. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: These are unprecedented times. And although we are facing new challenges as a County, Please know that your government is working to make the right decisions to keep you, your family, your businesses, and your community safe. Each decision that we make is not taken lightly And each one is made after careful consideration for how it will impact our community. We appreciate the role that each of you has taken on to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, so we could flatten the curve. Because of your sacrifices patience, and perseverance we WILL be stronger as a ...

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency

Forsyth County Renews and Extends State of Emergency
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has renewed and extended the declaration of local emergency for Forsyth County until May 13, 2020. The declaration, which can be found by clicking here, 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) ...

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage

Board of Commissioners Chairman Signs Temporary Order Allowing for Additional Business Signage
Order allows businesses to add four additional signs advertising modified operations County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson has signed a temporary Additional Signage Allowance order providing restaurants and retail establishments the opportunity to place additional signage advertising their modified business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The order authorizes businesses to place additional signage for emergency purposes, such as: -        Whether they are open for business and any modified hours of operation -       Public safety protocols -        Alternative avenues for conducting business such as curb-side service or online business -        Enhanced or alternative price lists -        Other forms of communication that are required due to the evolving nature of the business environment during the local ...

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 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 ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

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