Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash has signed a declaration of local emergency to mitigate or alleviate some of the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Gwinnett County.
As the declaration states, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to result in significant loss of life and a major disruption of community affairs, business services and governmental operations.
"Based upon the President's Declaration of National Emergency and the Governor's Public Health State of Emergency, I believe it is in the best interest of the welfare of Gwinnett County and its residents to declare a local state of emergency to activate certain emergency powers under the Gwinnett County Emergency Management Ordinance," said Nash.
Among other provisions, the local state of emergency calls for all available resources of the county to be used as reasonably necessary to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on Gwinnett County.
The local emergency declaration will end April 13, 2020, unless renewed in accordance with the Gwinnett County Code of Ordinances or the emergency conditions no longer exist.