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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.

To view information on the vaccine distribution phases, please click here. To view the presentation from Forsyth County EMA regarding the County's initial plan for vaccine dispensing, please 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.

 

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available Beginning March 8 for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available Beginning March 8 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; ...

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 ...

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Visits Forsyth County Vaccination Site

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Visits Forsyth County Vaccination Site
Lt. Gov. recognizes partnerships and volunteers that help administer vaccines Forsyth County staff, Northside Hospital Forsyth staff and volunteers received a personal thank you from Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan for their efforts in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents during his visit to one of the County’s vaccination sites. “The vaccination events held in Forsyth County have been a wonderful example of how multiple government agencies and local partners can work together to achieve a common goal,” said Lt. Gov. Duncan. “I want to thank all involved for their dedication and hard work to help administer these vaccines to residents.” As ...

UPDATE: February 3 Tornado Drill Siren Test Postponed

UPDATE: February 3 Tornado Drill Siren Test Postponed
Feb. 3, 2021 12:00 p.m. During the tornado drill scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, as a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, there was a software error that prevented the County’s outdoor severe weather sirens from sounding. Forsyth County EMA has engaged the siren manufacturer and engineers directly and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Another siren test will be conducted at a later date. Please note the tornado drill will only be conducted in the event of good weather, to avoid any confusion. For a list of siren locations, visit the EMA department web page at ...

Appointments Are Full: Forsyth County to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in February

Appointments Are Full: Forsyth County to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in February
Pfizer vaccines will be administered over four days at two locations All appointments for dates/times below are full.   Additional vaccination events may become available pending future vaccine availability. Information on future appointments will be shared on the County’s website and social media channels. Forsyth County, in partnership with Northside Hospital Forsyth and other community partners, will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to eligible residents, by appointment only, Feb. 4, 8, 9 and 10.   Currently, residents that qualify for Group 1A+ (healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff/residents, adults 65+ and their caregivers, and law enforcement personnel) are eligible to make an appointment at the following locations/dates and times (all are booked):   -        Thursday and ...

Residents Encouraged to Participate In Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate In  Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 1 through 5 The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 1-5, 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 take this time to create or update their family ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events

VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events
Forsyth County held two COVID-19 vaccination events this week, with two more completely booked, appointment-based events set for next week. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the need to increase the opportunity for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines. County departments worked together to organize the events.  “Our Emergency Management Director Chris Grimes pulled together resources from the County’s Information Systems & Technologies, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, as well our partners at Northside Hospital and Public Health, to make these appointments available,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We also greatly appreciate the two organizations from our faith community who are allowing us to use their facilities.” Photos from ...

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Site Near You Through Department of Public Health Tool

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Site Near You Through Department of Public Health Tool
The Georgia Department of Public Health offers a COVID-19 vaccination site locator tool that allows residents to search for additional providers where the vaccine may be available for those that are eligible, per the state’s vaccine administration rollout plan. To visit the online COVID-19 vaccination site locator tool, click here. This page will also provide additional Department of Public Health COVID-19 vaccine resources and information. The Georgia Department of Public Health is currently administering COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1A+ which includes: -         Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.) -         Residents and staff of long-term care facilities -         Adults ...

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