As COVID-19 cases have begun a decline in Hall County, government officials are ready to loosen the reins a bit on appointments at the Hall County Government Center. They also plan to re-open most public library facilities next week.
"Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 statistical data has decreased for the Hall County community,” Hall County Administrator Jock Connell said in a media statement. “Given this information, in addition to the numerous social distancing practices that are in place at the government center, we are carefully expanding our appointment-only hours to 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, Feb. 15.”
The facility’s current hours for appointments are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the county adopted the more stringent schedule earlier this year when COVID cases were on a post-holiday rise.
"The appointment-only model has allowed us to carefully manage the number of people in our facility at any given time, affording us the opportunity to carefully clean and disinfect areas of the building frequented by the public,” said Connell. He said the county has the option of adjusting the schedule in the future if needed
Also on Monday, the Hall County Library System will reopen all of its branches for normal operations with one exception. The North Hall Technology Center will remain open by appointment only and for curbside service until further notice.
Connell pointed out that most county business can be conducted online, and he encouraged citizens to use the online option when possible. Follow this link to the Hall County website for additional information.