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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.

Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson signed a declaration of a local state of emergency Thursday, Oct. 29. To view the declaration, click here. “The high winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta during the early morning hours today have downed trees, created power outages, and impacted property and roadways in our community,” said Semanson. “This declaration allows the County to activate our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Forsyth County.” The activation of the EOP, which is managed by the Emergency Management Director, allows the County to take specific, timely actions to facilitate storm ...

Forsyth County Offices Will Open at 10 a.m.

Forsyth County Offices Will Open at 10 a.m.
County Government Offices to open at 10 a.m.  Due to the impact of Tropical Storm Zeta, all Forsyth County government offices will have a delayed opening on Thursday, Oct. 29. This includes County government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. Any updates will be posted to this news item.

How to Report Storm Damage

How to Report Storm Damage
To report general storm damage during Tropical Storm Zeta or any future storm, please click here and fill out the informational form. In case of an emergency, or life-threatening situation due to storm damage, dial 911. 

District 2 Public Health: Stray Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Forsyth County

District 2 Public Health: Stray Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Forsyth County
Forsyth County Environmental Health was recently notified by District 2 Public Health officials that a stray cat in the Briarwood Trail/Grove Park Lane area of Forsyth County bit and scratched three humans and one family dog. The cat later tested positive for rabies. Problems of this nature often occur when people attempt to feed or rescue stray domesticated dogs and cats. If you have stray animals on your property call animal control. People should always avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs, cats and wild animals. Click here to read the full news release from District 2 Public Health. 

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) ...

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order for Georgia

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order for Georgia
Governor Brian Kemp has issued a statewide Shelter in Place order.  The order goes into effect at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and will last through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13. To read the full text of the order, click here.  To view the guidance and FAQs for the executive order, click here.  To view the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, click here.  The Governor has also created a video discussing the Shelter in Place order.  You can view it here. For information concerning Forsyth's response to COVID-19, please visit www.forsythco.com/COVID-19.  For questions, please email info@forsythco.com.

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.

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 ...

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 3 through 7   ***UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather, this morning's statewide tornado drill has been cancelled. Stay tuned for a possible rescheduling of the drill.*** The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 3-7, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.   “Spring brings threats of high winds, hail, lightning and severe weather,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency, such as a tornado or severe weather, is key and we hope that residents will ...

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