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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.

 

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 ...

Forsyth County Recognized by the National Weather Service for Storm Preparedness

Forsyth County Recognized by the National Weather Service for Storm Preparedness
County recognized as a StormReady® community   The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Georgia StormReady Advisory Board have recognized Forsyth County as a StormReady® Community, a designation reflecting the county’s high level of severe weather preparedness. Forsyth County was first recognized as StormReady® in 2007.   To be certified as StormReady®, a community must: -           Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center -           Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public -           Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally -           Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars -      Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency ...

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Residents encouraged to plan and prepare for emergencies   September is National Preparedness Month and the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges residents to take time during throughout the month to plan and prepare for disasters and emergency situations.   “There is never a wrong time to prepare for how you and your family will respond to an emergency situation,” said Forsyth County EMA Director Chris Grimes. “With school back in session and families returning to their routines after the summer break, September is a great opportunity to put an emergency plan in place or review and update emergency procedures.”   The theme for National Preparedness Month 2019 is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Throughout the ...

Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency

Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency
Effective July 1, 2019, the Forsyth County 911 Center has been realigned under the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Previously, the 911 Center reported directly to the county manager. “Our goal is to continue to be as efficient as possible for our community,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “This realignment helps emergency personnel from all departments and agencies coordinate efforts more effectively.”  911 Center Interim Director Rebecca Russell will serve as deputy director of the 911 Center with a deputy for EMA to be named at a later date. EMA became a stand-alone department within the county’s organizational chart in ...

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