One by one local governments have announced closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. No local entity has remained untouched by this crisis. Government buildings have been closed to the public and many services are operating on a different availability schedule.
Gwinnett County government buildings in Lawrenceville will be closed from March 19-23 to allow professional cleaners to come in and thoroughly clean and disinfect the buildings.
Exceptions to the closures include the animal shelter, voter registrations and elections office, police headquarters and precincts and fire headquarters and stations to accommodate the critical functions that must continue to take place in those buildings. While these facilities remain open, additional cleaning measures will be applied within the buildings.
The Gwinnett County Clerk of Court’s office will be operating under a reduced capacity so long wait times could be possible if you choose to conduct business in person. People are encouraged to handle their business online at their website. This includes business for Superior, State, Magistrate, Probate, Juvenile, and Recorder’s Courts.
The County is asking people to if possible conduct their business on the county’s website.
Gwinnett Tag Offices are only open for people to come inside for titles, new tags, and TOP extensions. Tag renewals may be conducted by drive-thru at the Lawrenceville and Snellville offices only.
All county indoor recreational facilities including swimming pools are closed. All county outdoor recreational facilities remain open at this time.
Barrow County announced that effective Friday, March 20, 2020, that they will be closing their county facilities to the public. This does not include the courts as they operate separately and are under a different mandate.
They will maintain adequate staffing levels to ensure that customers can handle their business by phone or email. Barrow County is also encouraging customers to utilize the U.S. Postal service and services available online. Utility payments can be put into the dropbox located at 625 Highway 211 NE.
For more information and to access departments, visit Barrow County’s website.
The City of Buford has closed public access to City Hall, Public Works, and Parks and Recreational facilities. The drive-thru at Buford City Hall will remain open. More information on Buford’s response to the coronavirus can be found here.
The Buford Community Center is canceling or postponing events where groups of 10 or more people will be present, including rentals through April 30, 2020. They said they will be in touch with all ticket holders and rental groups to discuss the next steps regarding postponement, etc. Please contact the Buford Community Center staff with questions. Box Office/Tickets: 770-904-2740. Events: 770-945-6762. Todd Cleveland, Buford Community Center Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Sugar Hill announced that the Post Office branch inside of the City Hall is closed until further notice, however, the Post Office Drop Box located at City Hall will remain operational. Gary Pirkle Park is closed until further notice. The Player’s Guild will be postponing their upcoming performance of “Blithe Spirit” at the Eagle Theatre. All other events and rentals at the Eagle will be rescheduled. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled events and if one cannot make the rescheduled event, refunds will be given.
The City of Suwanee has temporarily closed its City Hall, Police Station, Police Training Center, Court, and Public Works buildings to the general public until further notice. City parks and city park restrooms are still open. All public city meetings are suspended through March 31. All public gatherings at city facilities with 50 or more people are suspended until May 10 with the exception of the Open Air Farmers Market. A full rundown of closures and services can be found here.