COVID-19 updates

Read the full details of the County’s COVID-19 response here. Highlights are listed below.

Public Health State of Emergency extended through June 29

On Friday, May 28, Governor Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency through June 29, 2021. The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing, and health care capacity. Read the latest executive order.

The governor also issued additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia, which includes information for long-term care facilities and schools.

Courts and Trials
On Monday, June 7, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia extended the statewide judicial emergency declaration through June 30, 2021. 

Judge Melton lifted the suspension of jury trials in Georgia, stating that trial courts may resume jury trials “if that can be done safely and in accordance with a final jury trial plan developed in collaboration with the local committee of judicial system participants and incorporated into the court’s written operating guidelines for in-person proceedings.” 

As with previous orders, this order continues to encourage all courts to use technology to conduct remote judicial proceedings as a safer alternative to in-person proceedings where practicable and lawful. 

As a result of this extension, the March 30 order signed by Chief Judge George Hutchinson III of the Gwinnett County Superior Court is also extended through June 30. 

Read more about Courts and Trials.

Learn more about the County’s COVID-19 response here.