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Coronavirus (COVID19) Information

Hall County Emergency Management Agency continues to closely monitor any new details as it relates to COVID-19. We are working with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that appropriate actions are being taken and that necessary and accurate information is being shared with our citizens.

Keep Hall County safe. Practice social distancing. Wear a mask.

Gov. Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency

Governor Brian P. Kemp has extended the Public Health State of Emergency and establishing certain health guidelines.

Click here to download the executive order.

Hall County Government Announces Next Phase In Re-Opening Plan

Hall County Government officials announced the next step in their phased-in reopening plan on Thursday, August 13.

"In an effort to provide recreational services to our community, staff has been working diligently on a plan to safely facilitate a modified youth fall baseball and soccer season," Assistant Hall County Administrator Zach Propes said. "Both seasons would move forward with practice over the next few weeks and games would begin the first week of September with both seasons ending no later than November 8."

Propes said safety protocols for players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators, as well as operations for Hall County park baseball facilities and the Allen Creek Soccer Complex, have been drafted and are in alignment with best practices from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Public Health and youth sports organizations.

For more information on the sports season, click here.

For safety protocols for baseball, click here.

For safety protocols for the Allen Creek Soccer Complex, click here.

For safety protocols for the Lanier Soccer Association, click here.

Hall County Government Center Fully Reopened June 22

The Hall County Government Center is fully reopening to the public beginning Monday, June 22 for the first time since the building’s operations were altered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more.

Third Phase of Hall County Government Reopening Announced

Beginning Monday, June 15, another round of facilities and amenities will reopen to the public as part of Hall County’s phased-in reopening plan, which began in mid-May.

Starting Monday, Hall County Parks & Leisure playground equipment, restroom facilities and pavilions will reopen. Citizens may also book appointments to play pickle ball and basketball at Hall County’s three community centers. Baseball and softball fields may be used for practice on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, the Hall County Library System will begin allowing the public to use its computers on an appointment-only basis. Citizens can also make appointments to conduct genealogy research at the North Hall Technology Center, notary services at the Gainesville branch, proctoring at the Murrayville Library and passport application services at the Blackshear Place branch.

As a reminder, many departments at the Hall County Government Center reopened for appointments only on May 18.

Read more about the latest round of reopenings.

Gov. Kemp to Lift Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals

Click here to download the executive order.

Health Department Offers COVID-19 Testing

A flyer with information about COVID-19 testing.

Hall County Prioritizes Mental Health During Crisis

While most of us are working to ensure we are all okay physically, Hall County, as part of its Strategic Plan adopted in 2018 by the Board of Commissioners, is also committed to prioritizing mental health as well.

Below is a PSA from Surgeon General Jerome Adams regarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you find yourself in distress during these difficult times, you can call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 or visit www.DisasterDistress.samhsa.gov for more information.


Hall County Board of Commissioners Offer Message to Citizens in Light of COVID-19

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Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Applications for Small Business Emergency Loans Now Open

Click here for disaster declaration information.
Click here for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance information.
Click here for loan program comparisons, webinar signups and other valuable information provided by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Presentation 

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Closings/Cancellations

While the Hall County Government Center (and the Tax Commissioner’s Office located inside) have fully reopened to the public, other county facilities and programs remain closed or are operating at a limited or reduced capacity. Below is a list of facilities and programs that remain closed/canceled:

  • Hall County Government Scholars Academy
  • Library programming
  • Parks programming
  • Senior Life Center
  • Gainesville Connection (all services suspended)

The following facilities are open. Some are fully open, some are partially open and some are open by appointment only:

  • Hall County Animal Shelter: For information about scheduling an appointment at the Hall County Animal Shelter, visit the Animal Services page.
  • Hall County Parks Facilities: Playground equipment, restroom facilities and pavilions have reopened to the public. Staff will clean and sanitize them on a regular basis. Baseball and softball fields are open for practice only on a first come, first served basis. A shortened fall season for youth baseball and soccer has been announced, with safety protocols in place.
  • Community Centers:  Walking paths at Hall County community centers are open without appointments; however, appointments are required for those wishing to workout in the fitness centers or utilize the basketball/pickle ball courts. Workout times may be scheduled at the numbers listed below:
    • East Hall Community Center: (678) 450-1540
    • Mulberry Creek Community Center: (770) 965-7140
    • North Hall Community Center: (770) 535-8280
  • Extension Office: The Extension Office will open for appointments only between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact information for the Extension Office is listed below:
    • Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Garrett Hibbs, (770) 535-8293
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, Carin Booth, (770) 535-8293
    • 4-H and Youth Development, Judy Tilford, (770) 535-8291
  • Library Services: Libraries have reopened with certain precautions in place to ensure social distancing and other health safety measures in place. Full details are available here. (Please note that the Downtown Library is scheduled to reopen Sept. 21.)

Reminders

Did you know much of the business conducted at Hall County can be done online, by phone or by email?

We offer an online payment center for a number of transactions, including payments for business license renewals, sewer service and traffic citations.

Worried about in-person visits? Check the list of departments for contact information of the people you’ll need to speak with. You might able to handle everything by phone or email.

Links

CDC Information:

CDC Coronavirus Information
CDC Travel Information
CDC Travel Notices

Department of Public Health Information:

COVID-19 Daily Status Report

North Georgia Health System Information:

This includes daily updates, employer resources and more.

Local Schools Information:

Buford School District
Gainesville School District
Hall County School District

Hall County News and Updates Related to COVID-19:

(8/28) Ag Extension continues helping citizens, despite pandemic
(8/20) Hall County libraries reopen
(8/14) Hall County Government announces next phase in re-opening plan
(8/7) Back to school help for parents available via Hall County Library online offerings
(7/7) Judicial Emergency extended, Hall Co. State Court suspends upcoming arraignments
(6/19) Hall County Government Center to fully reopen June 22
(6/12) Third phase of Hall County Government reopening announced
(5/29) Next phase in Hall County Government Reopening plan announced
(5/26) Hall County Corrections inmates make medical gowns for Northeast Georgia Medical Center
(4/22) New Hall Co. Deputy Fire Chief begins job amid COVID-19 outbreak
(4/22) Hall County Library System’s online offerings keep citizens entertained during quarantine
(4/15) Hall Co. Animal Shelter facilitating online adoptions amid COVID-19 pandemic
(4/14) Tax Commissioner’s office accepting applications for titles remotely for private seller vehicles
(3/25) Hall County building inspections to continue with added safety measures due to COVID-19

Map of COVID-19 Cases:

Johns Hopkins CSSE Coronavirus COVID-19 Interactive Map

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