Gwinnett County Government is monitoring developments in the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and how it may affect our residents, employees, and our delivery of important County services.
Chairwoman Hendrickson renews order requiring masks in County facilities
UPDATE: Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson signed a renewal of a Local Emergency Order requiring face masks or coverings to be worn in all facilities that are owned or leased by the County. The Local Emergency Order is effective until February 25.
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson signed a Local Emergency Order requiring face masks or coverings to be worn in all facilities that are owned or leased by the County.
If an individual cannot afford a face mask, they will be provided one.
These are exceptions to the new policy:
- Individuals who have difficulty donning or removing a face mask without help
- Individuals who have a bona fide religious reason for not wearing a face covering
- Individuals who have a bona fide medical condition that will prevent them from wearing a mask
Gwinnett Superior Court temporarily suspends jury trials through January 28, 2022
The Gwinnett Superior Court will not summon jurors and will not hold jury trials — either criminal or civil — through January 28, 2022.
All other non-jury proceedings, both criminal and civil, will still be heard, and you should appear as previously scheduled. If you have any questions about the scheduling of any matter, please contact the office of the assigned judge for additional information.
Gwinnett Superior Court will continue to assess the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and make any further announcements regarding the cancellation of court proceedings if necessary.
The court is observing safety protocols as previously set by the Gwinnett Superior and State Court Benches, including limitation of the number of those in the courtrooms when needed. Masks are strongly encouraged and may be required for all litigants and attorneys in the courtroom at the discretion of each judge. Appearance by Zoom may be available in many situations, and the office of each assigned judge may be contacted regarding the availability of a virtual court appearance. For more information, visit GwinnettCourts.com.
State of Emergency for Continued COVID-19 Economic Recovery in place
On Tuesday, January 18, Governor Kemp renewed the State of Emergency for Continued COVID-19 Economic Recovery. Read the latest executive order (01.18.21.01).
Listen to Gwinnett Moms
We’ve always looked to our moms for advice when it really matters. And more than year into COVID-19, it really matters! We know there’s a huge amount of information about the new COVID-19 vaccines, much of it confusing and constantly evolving. So that’s why Gwinnett County has turned to an expert source we all trust: moms. #ListenToGwinnettMoms is more than a COVID-19 vaccine awareness and education campaign. It’s a way for moms to share their care with all of us.
When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, deciding to say “yes” looks different for all of us. Whether you’re still a little unsure or you’re ready to roll up your sleeve today, Gwinnett County Government – with the help of our Gwinnett Moms – is here to help. Read more from Gwinnett Moms.