Your Safety is Our First Priority
Fulton County is committed to providing the latest COVID-19 information and resources to residents. Updates can be found on Fulton County Government's new COVID-19 webpage . Information is updated daily including frequently asked questions, helpful resources, coronavirus case totals, and more.
Fulton County Holds Virtual Meetings
Fulton County Commissioners to meet through
a Videoconference
Fulton County continues to respond to COVID-19 with strategies to reduce the risk to the community, elected officials and employees. As a part of those efforts, the April 1, 2020 meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be conducted at 10 a.m. through videoconference technology. 

This technology will allow the public to see presentations and view the meeting live on FGTV or on YouTube.

Residents who wish to submit a comment should log on to this link: Survey Monkey or via email to fulton.c ommunication@fultoncountyga.gov. Comments will be read into the record during the public comment portion of the agenda. Written comments will be provided to the Clerk and each Commissioner, and will be part of the meeting record.

For more information, residents can email fulton.communication@fultoncountyga.gov
Virtual Town Hall
Last week Chairman Pitts hosted a virtual Town Hall meeting with County Manager Dick Anderson, Board of Health Interim Director Dr. Sandra Ford, COO Anna Roach, CFO Sharon Whitmore, and representatives from Grady Health System, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Georgia Department of Labor who fielded questions from citizens and updated them on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
The panel also addressed a host of additional topics emailed in by residents and businesses. 
Criteria for Coronavirus Testing in Fulton County
Beginning Monday, March 30, the Fulton County Board of Health will be changing the guidelines for
Coronavirus testing. To be considered for testing, Fulton County residents must have COVID-19 related
symptoms which include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and meet one of the following:

  •  Age 60 or older
  • Patients with serious chronic medical conditions (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease)
  • Caregiver for elderly (age 60 or over)
  • Caregiver for immune-compromised person
  • First responder who is critical to the epidemic response
  • Healthcare workers
  • Person who lives or works in a congregate setting like nursing home, assisted living facility, or jail
 
For questions regarding testing, please call the Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 Hotline to speak with a nurse at 404-613-8150. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Census Day 2020
Census Day 2020 will take place on April 1, 2020. This is an opportunity for Fulton County residents, and residents across the nation, to stand up and be counted. Your participation in the Census has a great impact on our community.

Data from the Census is used to allocate funding from federal agencies and nonprofits. Those dollars go directly into community programs for counties, cities and schools. Census data is also used to determine our representation in the United States House of Representatives.

Help Spread the Word about Census 2020 on Facebook

Step 1: Complete your 2020 Census questionnaire at my2020Census.gov

Step 2: Let your Facebook friends know. Click on your Facebook profile picture, click on Edit, Select Add Frame, then type Fulton Counts in the search box. Select the I Got Counted! Frame and save as your Facebook Profile Photo.


Deadline Extended: Census Video Contest Open to Fulton County Students
High school students have a new opportunity to help make sure everyone gets counted in the 2020 Census. Fulton County students at public and private high schools can create a 30-second long Public Service Announcement (PSA) to be used in promoting the 2020 Census.

The winning English and Spanish language videos will become official campaign ads and will be played on Fulton County Government TV (FGTV), commercial radio and used digitally. Each entrant must work as a team or class, and be enrolled as a student at a public or private high school in Fulton County, GA. You can also learn more about the 2020 Census at  www.2020census.gov .

Due to school transitions to online learning only, the deadline for the PSA Video Contest has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.
PSA Video Contest winners will be announced no later than Monday, May 18.

More Services Now Available Online
County Manager Dick Anderson wants residents to know how many services can be found online and employees are working to provide services despite facility closures. Watch the FGTV video.
Permitting Process Goes Virtual

The Department of Public Works will only be accepting electronic submissions, effective immediately. All Land Review Login Application Forms and construction plans including cover sheets, utility information, and profile sheets can now be submitted electronically.

Libraries Remain Closed, Digital Library Remains Open and Available
As the Fulton County Library System remains closed, library staff continues to provide services to all patrons through their digital library, social media channels and “Ask A Librarian” online tool, all available from the Library website,   www.fulcolibrary.org .

Below are some important items the library wants you to know:
  • All library cards due to expire during the closure have been automatically extended.
  • Do not return library books. Checkouts have been extended and no fines will be issued during this time.
  • All items currently on hold, will remain on hold until the library reopens.
  • While all cards, due dates and holds have been extended, you may continue to receive automated messages from the system. Please disregard any "due date notices" until we reopen to the public.
  • Any cards that were “suspended” or “blocked” due to overdue fines, have been restored until the library reopens. Fines can be paid in person once the libraries reopen.
  • Residents who do not currently have a library card can apply for one online at www.fulcolibrary.org under the header “services.”
  • Storytime – LIVE! - Join Fulton County Library staff for a special storytime, Monday- Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook and listen to special stories with your little ones www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary.

Select Fulton Partners with NOWaccount to Offer Assistance for Businesses
NOWaccount, a Fulton County business, can be a tremendous tool to small and mid-size businesses in need of capital during these uncertain times. Small and mid-sized Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) need liquidity to survive, but taking on debt or factoring can be risky.  

NOWaccount is a payment acceleration system that enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that feels like accepting a credit card for payment (no loan, no liability, no factoring) when you deliver goods or services to business or government customers.  

With NOWaccount your business get paid immediately for a one-time 3% processing fee. 

WorkSource Fulton Continues Virtual Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic
WorkSoure Fulton has moved its operations to a virtual one-stop due to the current closures of the Career Centers at North Fulton Service Center, South Fulton Annex, and Adamsville Regional Health Center. Job seekers are encouraged to visit  ATLWorks.org  for information about employment and training services. Job seekers can complete the fields and a WorkSource Fulton staff member will follow up with them about their needs.

The virtual one-stop services include assistance with job applications, career advisement, live virtual orientations with a chat feature to answer questions, live virtual workshops, supporting distance learning, and a career explorer tool to identify opportunities for job seekers.

Fulton County Offices Closed To Public
Following guidelines from federal and state agencies, Fulton County closed the following facilities until further notice:

  • Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • 137 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Rd # 114, Atlanta, GA 30349
  • Customer Service Center at Maxwell Road, 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009 
  • Fulton County Board of Assessors Office, 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303
Justice System Agency Updates
The Atlanta Judicial Circuit has issued an order declaring a judicial emergency in Fulton County.

  • Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, no jurors or grand jurors should report, and no jury trials will be held for 30 days.
  • Non-essential hearings will not take place during these 30 days, unless they can be conducted by video or teleconferencing.
  • Parties or attorneys in any non-essential matters should contact the chambers of the judge assigned to their case if they have any questions and/or need help to ensure their compliance with the order.

Residents who have pending matters with Fulton County justice agencies should review updates from each respective agency and handle matters online wherever possible.










PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Social distancing, including avoiding close contact with others, is one way to protect yourself from infectious diseases. In addition, you can reduce your risk in other ways:
 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • People who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow; wash your hands after using a tissue to wipe your nose or mouth
  • People who are sick should stay home from work or school until they are well
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your unwashed hands

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