COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #31

CARROLL COUNTY CHAIRMAN MICHELLE MORGAN APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR KEMP’S COUNTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COVID-19 ISSUES

On April 7, 2020 Governor Kemp created a committee consisting of 18 County Chairs and Administrators throughout the State of Georgia. This committee was formed to devise, debate, and decide upon ideas to address issues affecting counties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with exigent issues stemming from the presence of the disease, and to offer agreed upon conclusions to the Governor for his consideration. The Committee will meet weekly via teleconference and held their first meeting, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.MichelleMorgan19-4

Chairman Morgan was one of 15 Chair Persons within the State to be appointed to the Committee due to her leadership and effectiveness during this time of crisis being one of the first in Georgia to sign a Public Health State of Emergency to ensure Carroll County would receive the financial assistance it needs during these unprecedented times.

Chairman Morgan stated after the first Committee meeting, “This is a tremendous honor and opportunity to work closely and share ideas with other Commission Chairs and Governor Kemp to discuss economic recovery efforts when we emerge from this Pandemic. I will continue to work hard to focus on what actions need to be taken on a local level to ensure our citizens have every resource and opportunity available to assist them.”

Please visit our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE
for the latest news and developments.

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #30

The Statewide Judicial Emergency Declaration has been extended to May 13th by the Georgia Supreme Court.  Probate Court will be accepting essential matters by appointment only.  For full details, please visit the following:  https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/3481/NoticeMarch2020COVID-19

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #29

PUBLIC NOTICE: As of 6:00 pm today ALL County Park Areas will be closed to the public until Governor Brian Kemp’s Shelter in Place Order is lifted that goes into effect at 6:00 pm this evening. Our hopes are by doing this that it will further help flatten the curve and the spread of COVID-19 and we will be able to get back to enjoying our parks sooner rather than later. We want to continue to do our part to ensure all our citizens are safe and healthy. Please contact the Parks Department with any questions or concerns at 770-830-2222 and stay healthy and safe!

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #28

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will hold an emergency special called meeting April 3, 2020, at 4:00 pm via teleconference to consider hazard pay for front line employees in response to the Governor’s most recent shelter in place order.  Due to the public health emergency, the meeting will be held via teleconference and the meeting will stream on the County’s website.  Instructions for access may be updated on the County’s website closer to the time of the meeting at carrollcountyga.com.

Meeting Link:  https://youtu.be/0-KWy8GdCqg 

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #27

We were saddened to read the press release issued by Tanner Health Systems in regard to the “Report Card” rating Carroll County received in reference to the number of those actually practicing social distancing. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners have been very supportive of Tanner Health Systems along with the Carroll County Board of Health who set guidelines on social distancing and sheltering in place to help flatten the curve and to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

The County Government has taken an aggressive approach from the beginning being one of the first in Georgia to declare a State of Emergency to ensure our citizens would be taken care of during this crisis. In the early stages we were working hard to educate and encourage citizens and businesses on the importance of social distancing and to be the example to others who hopefully would follow suit in hopes that Carroll County will fare better than projected in the end.

Carroll County Government also took a strong stance on social distancing of our employees to set the precedent and show the Community we are working to follow the guidelines set in place by the CDC and the Board of Health by cancelling recreation and park events, rotating our work force and allowing employees to work from home, and closing buildings to the public in an effort to limit exposure to our employees and the citizens.

Morgan Oil Company is reporting they have sold approximately 41,000 gallons less of gasoline during the week of March 24, 2020 thru March 30, 2020, the week immediately preceding the Shelter in Place order issued by the Carroll County Board of Health. This reflects gas sales are down approximately 89.52% from what they were the same week in 2019. This is a glimmer of hope that most residents are taking the orders seriously and sheltering in place and traveling less to do their part to social distance and flatten the curve.

We encourage everyone to continue to do their part to keep their families and our communities safe, so that we may see the light at the end of the tunnel sooner rather than later. We want ALL of our citizens safe and healthy and together we will get through this! We know this is a hard time for everyone as we navigate through these unchartered waters, but we will continue to fight for you and do what’s best while also providing hope and positivity, as the Country needs that right now more than ever. Please keep up to date on the latest by visiting our website at:

https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE

#CarrollCountyGAUnited #Weareinthistogether

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #26

STAY HOME. SLOW THE SPREAD. SAVE LIVES.

Download here:  https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/3519/Shelter-in-Place-Flyer

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COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #25

PUBLIC NOTICE: CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH PASSES AN EMERGENCY ORDER RELATED TO COVID-19

This order is to supplement a Resolution that was voted on earlier this week to add “Sheltering in Place”. This order was made specifically by the CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH. We have added some frequently asked questions within this post along with the full Order that should answer any further questions as to what was voted on by the BOARD OF HEALTH. Carroll County wants to remain united in our efforts to continue to flatten the curve of spreading this virus any further. We do not want to instill fear, yet we want to be hopeful that by everyone continuing to do their part of social distancing that there is light at the end of this tunnel sooner rather than later and we will come through this together!

As you will read in the FAQ’s please contact your local municipalities with further questions regarding your home and businesses.

Why are we doing this?

This is a critical intervention to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Carroll County. The Order is designed to ensure that people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, in order to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the maximum extent possible. While this news may feel alarming, it is a necessary step to prevent a worsening situation and not overwhelm our healthcare system. The patterns of the virus around the world, and in our own state, tell us that moving right now to maximize social distancing and restrict people gathering is the best way to fight the virus and help ensure that our healthcare networks are not overwhelmed.

What does it mean to “shelter in place?”

The term “shelter in place” means to stay in your home and not leave unless necessary for one of the designated exceptions in the Order. In other words, everyone should stay home to slow the spread of the virus. You should limit your movements to essential outings.

What are some exceptions to the “shelter in place” requirements?

Some reasons you would leave your home are to get food, to get a prescription, to see a doctor, to go to work if your work is considered “essential,” to take your child(ren) to and from childcare, and to help people you care for get the things they need to live and be healthy and safe.

What does social distancing mean?

For purposes of the order, “Social Distancing Requirements” includes:
o maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals
o washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer
o covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
o regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and
o not shaking hands

How long is the ordinance in effect?

From March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. until April 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. unless extended by the BOARD OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

Where can I go to see the full ordinance?

The full ordinance is available online at or by clicking the link provided: https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/3515/FINAL-Carroll-County-Board-of-Health---Shelter-in-Place-3-24-20

What if I have additional questions that aren’t answered here?
Our website https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE will be continually updated. We suggest contacting your LOCAL municipalities where you live or own businesses with any additional questions that aren’t answered here.

#CarrollCountyGAUnited #Weareinthistogether

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #24

Public Notice: Carroll County Animal Shelter Changes During COVID-19 Emergency

Animal Services is working normal hours during the week, but anyone wishing to adopt a pet, needs to make an appointment before coming to the Shelter. Appointments can be made by calling 770-214-3590.

The shelter will NOT be open on Saturdays until further notice.

Animal Control is still on call and available to assist the citizens on an emergency basis. The Shelter is not taking any new animal intakes due to the large number of animals currently at the shelter and the number of adoptions is down for the time being.

Thank you for your patience during this time and please visit the Carroll County Animal Shelter website for more information at:
https://carrollcountyga.com/149/Animal-Shelter

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #23

UPDATE: (5:00 PM) LINK IS AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq7kynHV8mA 

PUBLIC NOTICE:

The Carroll County Board of Health will hold an emergency called meeting TODAY, March 24, 2020 AT 5:00 PM to consider recommended adaption of a Stay at Home Order to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our area. Due to the public health emergency, the meeting will be held via teleconference and the meeting will stream on the County’s website at www.carrollcountyga.com and scroll down to videos on the home page, click the video symbol link to be taken to the audio which should start at approximately 5:00 PM.

More Information will be available regarding the County’s actions later after all information has been obtained and will be posted on Facebook and on our website to ensure the citizens are receiving a clear explanation of what to expect as this is a rapidly changing health emergency within our Community.
Please visit our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE
for the latest news and developments.

#CarrollCountyGAUnited #Weareinthistogether

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #22

PUBLIC NOTICE:

AMENDMENT TO MARCH 16, 2020 EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS

In all civil and criminal cases, parties are required to electronically file all pleadings or communications to the Court using the PeachCourt electronic filing system. In the event that a party is unable to file via PeachCourt, then the party shall contact the Superior Court Clerk of Court at the following phone number and email:

Carroll County Clerk of Superior Court
(770) 830-5931
jury@carrollcountyga.com

Our Courts remain open but all communications are being directed away from face-to-face encounters. This action is being undertaken due to the ongoing spread of the Novel Corona Virus/Covid-19 in Carroll County.

Payments of fines are required to be paid online or by check or money order via U.S. Mail. Check or money order payments should be mailed to
the Clerk of Court of Carroll County
Alan Lee
Clerk of Court of Carroll County
P.O. Box 1620
Carrollton, GA 30112

If you have a court date pending it would be best to contact the courts to be sure that your case is still on the calendar and to receive further instructions of what to expect regarding Courthouse procedures.

Carroll County Court Contact Numbers:
Magistrate Court 770-830-5874
Juvenile Court 770-830-5986
Probate Court 770-830-5840
State Court 770-830-5908

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #21

County Implements Employee Action to Remain Proactive in Flattening the Curve of Spreading COVID-19

Following the Emergency Board of Commissioners meeting held this morning, Chairman Michelle Morgan held a Carroll County department head meeting via teleconference to ask each department to follow the resolution adopted by each board member setting forth the order to impose social distancing requirements. Chairman Morgan asked each department head to begin rotating employees a week at time or on a basis that would be appropriate for their department to ensure employees stay healthy and be able to maintain a reserve work force to call in as needed so that essential functions of the County can be met. Employees will be continued to be paid as they will be performing any work they can from home and will be required to remain on call to handle issues that arise or to come into the office as needed.

Our goal by doing this is to remain proactive in staying ahead of the curve when making decisions that will keep our employees and community healthy and safe. We want our employees to set the example of sheltering at home and social distancing, in hopes that other businesses and individuals will follow suit.

Please continue to follow our Facebook page and our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE for the latest developments.

#CarrollCountyGAUnited #Weareinthistogether

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #20

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners held a meeting this morning via teleconference to discuss actions that need to be taken regarding COVID-19. The Order set forth and voted on unanimously is to impose social distancing requirements and to prohibit public and private gatherings of more than ten people. The Order in its entirety is attached in a PDF link provided in this post and will answer most questions you may have as a citizen or business owner, however, we have included a section that will more than likely answer all the frequently asked questions within the post.

FAQs:

Section 4 of the Order: All public and private gatherings of more than ten (10) people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit. This prohibition shall not apply to the following:

a. Employers and employees gather at their place of work;
b. Grocery Stores, convenience stores, gas stations, hardware stores, department stores, building supply stores, and the like;
c. Hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other health care facilities; or
d. and "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce" as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Section 5 of the Order: Any public and private gatherings of people occurring outside a household or living unit may be prohibited or suspended upon execution of a "Declaration of Emergency Powers" signed by the Chairman of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners.

Section 6 of the Order: All bars, restaurants, or businesses who sell food or beverages for consumption on premises or provide entertainment on premises shall be closed to in-person dining, consumption of alcohol, or entertainment until the expiration of this resolution, subject to the following:

a. Bars, restaurants, and other businesses who sell food may offer food for take-away or for customers to eat somewhere other than at the establishment.
b. Businesses affected by these closures shall establish systems that restrict in-person contact as much as possible. Such processes may include the business taking the food to the customer’s vehicle rather than the customer coming inside the business.
c. Furthermore, business shall ensure that all onsite consumption of food is prohibited, and that employees and contractors of the business maintain at least 6 feet of personal distance between themselves as much as possible given the physical constraints of the premises.
d. If a restaurant is LICENSED to sell beer, wine, and/or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption, such business during the efficacy of this resolution only shall be authorized to sell UNOPENED containers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for take-out consumption off-premises.

The full Order can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/3513/Local-State-of-Emergency-3-23-2020

The meeting video can be viewed at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w19_bkCQ2wc 

Remember, the more people not having contact, the quicker this virus can be contained and we can look ahead to much brighter days sooner rather than later. Carroll County is strong, it is united, and we will make it through this time together.

#CarrollCountyGAUnited #Weareinthistogether

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #19

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will hold an emergency called meeting March 23, 2020 at 10:00 am  via teleconference to consider the ratification of the Order of the Carroll County Board of Health regarding Social Distancing to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community. Due to the public health emergency, the meeting will be held via teleconference and the meeting will stream on the County’s website.  Instructions for access may be updated on the County’s website closer to the time of the meeting at www.carrollcountyga.com

https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/3511/Order-CC-BOH-3-22-2020

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #18

UPDATE: (3/22/20 @ 3:00pm) Click the link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p9fFm9Uaxqs for the meeting: The meeting will be archived on the www.carrollcountyga.com for late listeners and those wanting to listen again. Thank you to everyone for their patience during a few technical difficulties! 

PUBLIC NOTICE:

The Carroll County Board of Health will hold an emergency called meeting TODAY, March 22, 2020 AT 3:00 PM to consider recommended guidelines to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our area. Due to the public health emergency, the meeting will be held via teleconference and the meeting will stream on the County’s website. Instructions for access may be updated on the County’s website closer to the meeting time.

More Information will be available regarding the County’s actions later this afternoon
and will be posted on Facebook and on our website to ensure the citizens are receiving a clear explanation of what to expect as this is a rapidly changing health emergency within our Community.
Please visit our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE
for the latest news and developments.

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #17

Attached is a helpful link to help dispel the rumors of COVID-19. We do not want to add to the uncertainty and panic many are facing, but we do want to make things clearer and easier to understand for all our citizens. We here at the County are working around the clock to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information as possible! 

https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control 

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #16

UPDATE ON COVID-19 CASES IN CARROLL COUNTY

Here is the latest numbers just released from Tanner Health Systems as of this morning. These numbers are not provided to increase fear, however, our goal is to continue to keep the citizens of Carroll County informed and to continue to stress how important it is for everyone to do their part to practice Social Distancing and Stay Healthy while we all work together to flatten the curve of spreading this virus.

As of 3/21/20 at 10 a.m. - Positive test results: 23
9 of the positive cases are inpatient, 8 of those being treated at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton and 1 of those being treated at Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica.

19 of the positives are Carroll County Residents, 1 from Paulding, 1 from Douglas, 1 from Bartow, and 1 from Polk County.

Tanner has administered over 550 COVID-19 tests, with approximately 400 awaiting independent outside lab results. These numbers could spike in the coming days due to test results returning to hospitals and doctors in the area.

Please continue your social distancing efforts and visit Tanner’s website at www.tanner.org/ncov for more information on our COVID-19 response.

Please continue to follow our Facebook Page and our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE
for the latest news and developments

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #15

UPDATE ON HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING CARROLL COUNTY PARKS

Pretty weather paired with being cooped up inside all week means our citizens will want to get outside more to work out, walk, run, and relieve stress of how the COVID-19 Virus is affecting our community.

We want our citizens to be able to enjoy our Park locations, however, to continue to do our part with social distancing and to flatten the curve of spreading the virus we are implementing the following:

*NO CAMPING/RVs

*BATHROOMS ARE NOT IN USE AT THIS TIME DUE TO LIMITED INMATE CREWS

*PAVILLIONS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THEM TYPICALLY BEING USED FOR LARGE GATHERINGS

**TRAILS, AND GREEN SPACE ARE STILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, HOWEVER, WE ASK THAT YOU PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE UTILIZING THESE AMENITIES**

*OFFICE PERSONNEL ARE STILL STAFFED IN EACH LOCATION, HOWEVER, THE OFFICES ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE ASK THAT YOU PLACE YOUR $5 PARKING FEES IN THE HONOR BOX LOCATED OUTSIDE OF EACH LOCATION

(Note: $5 is for each vehicle passing into the parks, not for each person)

Please contact the Parks Department with any questions or concerns at 770-830-2222 and stay healthy and safe!

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #14

For Immediate Release:

CARROLL COUNTY’S RESPONSE TO POSITIVE COVID-19 PATIENTS
On March 19, 2020 Carroll County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michelle Morgan along with Carroll County Emergency Management Director Tim Padgett were notified by Tanner Health Systems and District 4 Public Health of 7 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Carroll County.

According to a press release prepared by Tanner Medical Systems, two of the patients are still receiving treatment at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton and the other five are practicing self-isolation and home care instructions.

District 4 Public Health has been in contact with individuals who live directly with the patients and plan to reach out to all those who have come in contact with these patients prior to the illness and diagnosis according to their press release. County Officials and the members of the COVID-19 Task Force will continue to work closely with Tanner Health Systems and the Department of Health in District 4 so we may stay up to date on the latest developments and to continue to come up with plans and solutions for recovery in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Be assured Carroll County will continue to do everything we can to keep our citizens safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Chairman Morgan said in a statement Friday, “We are working to honor the guidelines of the State, and County employees are working around the clock to serve you .”

Please view our joint statement from Chairman Morgan and President/CEO Daniel Jackson of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow.  .https://www.facebook.com/carrollcountyga/videos/655422128606572/

Please continue to follow our Facebook Page and our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE
for the latest news and developments.

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #13

Relief is on the way! We here at Carroll County understand the concern for our small locally owned businesses in the area, because without each and everyone of you we wouldn’t be the greatest County in Georgia! The Board of Commissioners, Tim Padgett/EMA Director, and Daniel Jackson with the Chamber of Commerce have worked very hard this week to assist in the process of helping our small business owners as we navigate this health emergency but still look ahead at recovery as a County.

Please read the Press Release by Governor Brian Kemp’s Office on how the Statewide Disaster Declaration can assist you in this time of uncertainty that is gravely affecting our small businesses in the County. Please visit
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela to learn more and to fill out the application.

As always we are here to assist all citizens and all businesses big or small, because together we will make it through by supporting one another!

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #12

Effective Immediately the Carroll County Tax Commissioners Office located at 423 College Street, Carrollton that serves the citizens in the assistance of tax and tag related business will be closed to the public in accordance with the guidelines set forth during this State of Emergency declared by State and Local Officials to limit contact to help flatten the curve and spread of COVID-19.

Please note this does not mean services are suspended, you may still call the Tax/Tag Office at 770-830-5826 or 770-830-5843 to receive prompt and friendly service, visit the Tag Registration Kiosk at Kroger located on South Park Street, Carrollton, or visit their website at https://www.carrollcountygatax.com.

As always, we appreciate the communities support and understanding during this time and we look forward to going back to business as usual as soon as possible so that we may continue to interact with you all face to face. Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!

Stay up to date on the latest information affecting your community by visiting our website at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/718/COVID-19-UPDATE.

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #11

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

Please see the attached notice about how to contact the Solicitor-General’s Office, as the county responds to COVID-19.    

Notice for Solicitor-General’s Office

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #10

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

Please see the attached notice which details how to best get in contact with the Commission staff at the Historic Courthouse as the county responds to COVID-19.  Essential matters will be accepted by appointment only.  

Notice for Contacting Commission Staff

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #9

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Hotline:  (844) 442-2681

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #8

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

CARROLL COUNTY FACILITIES

In support of state and local efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the health and well being of all citizens, Carroll County will be taking the following precautionary measures:

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the following County facilities will be closed to the public at least through March 29:  Ag Center, Animal Shelter, Historic Court House, College Street Admin buildings, Parks, Recreation, and Public Works.

Essential services such as law enforcement, fire, convenience centers and solid waste transfer station will continue as normal.

Information regarding court activities is available at https://www.carrollcountyclerk.com/ .

Some services will be available by phone or on-line.  Please contact our main number at 770-830-5800 to be directed to the appropriate department.   For Tags & Titles, please call 770-830-5826 or 770-830-5843.  Contact information is also available on-line at https://www.carrollcountyga.com/DocumentCenter/View/204/Local-Government-Offices-Phone-Directory-PDF .

Employees shall report to work as usual.

Updates will be posted to the County website as we receive further information or guidance.

For local information about COVID-19, visit Tanner Health System: http://www.tanner.org/coronavirus.

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #7

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

Magistrate Court Update

Please see the following order from Judge Alton Johnson regarding Magistrate Court’s schedule.  Magistrate Order

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #6

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

Probate Court Update

Many of you are aware that Justice Harold Melton (Chief Justice, GA Supreme Court) declared a State of Judicial Emergency on Saturday, March 14, 2020. This status tolls/suspends statutory deadlines and requirements and requires Courts to stay open, but only provide “essential” functions necessary to protect health, safety and liberty. Although some guidance is provided, each Court/class of Court must determine what functions are essential for that Court. I have attached the Notice that I will be Posting for Carroll County Probate Court, outlining our Essential Functions and modified operations.

Please see changes to the Probate Court Delivery of Services in response to COVID-19.  

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #5

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com.  

Clerk of Court Update

Now therefore, pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-61, the Honorable Harold D. Melton, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, DOES HEREBY ORDER AND DECLARE a Statewide Judicial Emergency in the State of Georgia. The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the State and the potential infection of those who work in or are required to appear in our courts.

See the latest from Clerk of Court Alan Lee regarding changes to the Court Calendar.  

COVID -19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE# 4

From Chairman Morgan:

Last week President Trump and Governor Kemp declared national and state emergencies due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (known as COVID-19). In order to obtain all available federal and state assistance and resources for our community and to lessen the spread of the virus, Carroll County has declared a local emergency. Please check the County’s website for the most up-to-date information and follow the guidance of the CDC and local health organizations.

Local State of Emergency

Morgan Padgett Declaration of Emergency

COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #3

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com

Parks

Effective at 10am Monday, March 16, 2020

Tent camping reservations at all parks – John Tanner, Little Tallapoosa and McIntosh - will not be available until further notice.

RV camping reservations will not be taken at John Tanner Park until further notice.

Clem Community Center will not take reservations until March 30th or until further notice.

COVID-19:  CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #2

Please read ALL updates and to get complete details….go to our website http://www.carrollcountyga.com 

 Elections

In light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, in-person voting presents increased risk to voters and poll workers.  Maintaining the integrity of the election depends on the talents of poll workers who are in the high-risk group because their age is over 70.  Concern for their health is a central consideration of the decision to postpone the presidential preference primary.  Georgians who have already cast their vote in person or by mail for the March 24 primary will be able to vote again in the May 19 primary for the elections already scheduled for that date.  If Georgians, who have already cast their vote for the March 24 primary do not vote again in the May 19 primary, their votes for the presidential preference primary will still count.  ESPLOST for Carrollton City and Carroll County School systems will also be on the ballot.  You can find more information and read the entire announcement at www.sos.ga.gov.

At this time, Carroll County Elections office will remain open and maintain normal operating hours.  You can call 770-830-5824 for more information.

COVID -19: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #1

Carroll County continues to assess the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation.

We remain in contact with the CDC, Public Health, GEMA and Tanner Medical Center for the latest updates. 

We are continuing to coordinate with all local agencies including municipalities, schools and healthcare.

We are evaluating essential functions and continue to evaluate programs and services offered to the public based on CDC, Public Health and GEMA guidelines.

Based on this ongoing evaluation:

Carroll County is temporarily suspending its recreation activities and closing its recreational facilities to the public.  The closing will take effect Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5p and will last at least through March 29, 2020.  The activities to be cancelled include baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track, gymnastics and tumbling classes, and team gymnastics. 

 UGA EXTENSION/4H

The Carroll County UGA Extension office has cancelled all 4-H activities until further notice.  Staff will be cancelling meetings and programs for the next two weeks.  Some programs will move to an online training and participants will be contacted with those details.   At this time, the Extension office will remain open to the public.  If you plan to come to the Extension office, please call first.  Staff will be available via email and one-on-one visits at the office or on farm.  The Extension staff are available to answer any questions you may have and maybe reached at 770-836-8546  or through the Extension website at ugaextension.org/carroll.

Additional Updates will be posted as needed.                                                                              

The County advises citizens to follow the preventative measures recommended by the Georgia Department of Public Health which can be found at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/

To get the most accurate information, Tanner Medical Center is also sending out a periodic newsletter.  You  may sign up to receive the newsletter here:

https://www.tanner.org/patients-and-visitors/patient-services/coronavirus/Coronavirus-2019-e-newsletter