FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County has followed suit with surround counties, declaring a state of emergency on Wednesday.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson signed the declaration of emergency this week and it went into effect on March 18. The declaration calls for all available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Beginning Thursday, all Forsyth County government buildings are closed to the public, with the exception of the County Administration Building during the board of commissioners meetings.

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“By declaring a State of Emergency, the county will be able to utilize personnel and financial resources to proactively ensure the safety of county residents,” said Semanson.

For more on the county’s response to COVID-19 including county closures, postponements and cancellations, click here

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