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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.

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COVID-19 Booster Dose Approved, Mass Vaccination Clinics to Reopen

Booster vaccine doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for specific groups of fully vaccinated individuals. Although the booster dose is not required, it will help fully vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months. 

Vaccines and boosters will be administered by District 2 Public Health.

Gov. Kemp Issues Final Public Health State of Emergency Executive Order

Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the final executive order extending the public health state of emergency, which expired on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 AM.

"With the executive order I signed today, the public health state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 AM," said Governor Kemp. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Gov. Brian Kemp announced that beginning Thursday, March 25, 2021, all Georgians over the age of 16 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To sign up for a vaccine appointment, visit the state's My Vaccine website. Local information from District 2 Public Health is linked below.
COVID-19 vaccine information via District 2 Public HealthInformation on COVID-19 is available via District 2 Public Health.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program launched April 6

On April 6, Hall County began accepting applications for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which offers rental and utility assistance for those impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on eligibility and a link to the online application, visit

FEMA offers financial assistance for funerals of COVID-19 victims

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

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Local officials encourage public to take hALL in pledge against COVID-19

Local governments and community leaders in Gainesville-Hall County are encouraging everyone to be hALL in when it comes to the fight against COVID-19.

A collaborative effort by local governments, community leaders and key organizations, encourages businesses and organizations to take the hALL in pledge – to follow COVID-19 directives and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Georgia and the White House. By taking the hALL in pledge online, you vow to wear a mask when appropriate, practice social distancing (6 feet, please!) and good hygiene (wash those hands), all to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effectively protecting the health of yourself, coworkers, neighbors, loved ones and others in Gainesville-Hall County.hAll In Banner

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 committed to prioritizing mental health as well.

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 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

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Click here for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance information.


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.


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:

(8/12/21) Hall County offers COVID-19 vaccine incentive to employees
(4/28/21) River Forks Park beach and day use area to reopen May 1
(4/1/21) Media invited to preview new mass vaccination site as more details are released
(3/31/21) Hall County launching COVID-19 rental assistance program April 6
(3/23/21) Local officials work together to offer community mass vaccination site
(2/25/21) Hall Co. Government Center, other facilities end appointment-only operations
(2/10/21) Hall County Government Center, libraries adjust operations following positive COVID-19 data
(1/15/21) Hall County Government facilities to remain operating by appointments only
(1/8/21) Statewide Judicial Emergency extended, Hall Co. jury trials canceled through February
(1/4/21) A number of Hall County facilities opening for appointment only
(12/14/20) Hall County Parks & Leisure suspends youth basketball due to uptick in COVID cases
(11/5/20) Hall County Community Centers return to normal operating hours
(10/6/20) Hall County Parks & Leisure announces plans for youth basketball season
(10/2/20) Local officials encourage public to take hAll in pledge against COVID-19
(8/28/20) Ag Extension continues helping citizens, despite pandemic
(8/20/20) Hall County libraries reopen
(8/14/20) Hall County Government announces next phase in re-opening plan
(8/7/20) Back to school help for parents available via Hall County Library online offerings
(7/7/20) Judicial Emergency extended, Hall Co. State Court suspends upcoming arraignments
(6/19/20) Hall County Government Center to fully reopen June 22
(6/12/20) Third phase of Hall County Government reopening announced
(5/29/20) Next phase in Hall County Government Reopening plan announced
(5/26/20) Hall County Corrections inmates make medical gowns for Northeast Georgia Medical Center
(4/22/20) New Hall Co. Deputy Fire Chief begins job amid COVID-19 outbreak
(4/22/20) Hall County Library System’s online offerings keep citizens entertained during quarantine
(4/15/20) Hall Co. Animal Shelter facilitating online adoptions amid COVID-19 pandemic
(4/14/20) Tax Commissioner’s office accepting applications for titles remotely for private seller vehicles
(3/25/20) 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

Help Stop the Spread of Germs

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