The North Hall Community Center will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 for a deep cleaning after several Hall County Parks & Leisure staff members at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.
"Our methodical reopening plan calls for close monitoring of our operations as this pandemic progresses," Hall County Administrator Jock Connell said. "That’s exactly what has been done in this case, and we believe it is in the best interest of public health at this time to temporarily close this facility for all activities other than early voting."
Early voting for the runoff election on Aug. 11 will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at this location following a deep cleaning overnight. All other activities scheduled at the community center have been canceled until Monday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.; however, the North Hall Technology Center will continue to offer curbside service and will also be available for computer usage by appointment only.
"We hope the members of our staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 make a quick and full recovery," said Connell.
The North Hall Community Center is located at 4175 Nopone Road in Gainesville.
Voters can also cast their ballots at one of three other locations: East Hall Community Center, Spout Springs Library and the Brenau Downtown Center. Voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 7.
Citizens are still encouraged to conduct their County business online if at all possible, utilizing Hall County’s website, www.hallcounty.org. Online motor vehicle services, the payment of insurance fines, and more are all available via the "Online Payments" button on the website. That’s also where citizens can pay their property tax, renew their business license, and more.
The homepage of the website also includes a "Departments" heading where citizens can find links to individual County departments’ contact information in order to contact a department specifically and determine whether or not their Hall County business can be conducted without an in-person visit.
Finally, a number of proactive steps Hall County has taken to date in regards to the coronavirus pandemic, along with a number of other helpful resources on this issue, can be found at ready.hallcounty.org.