3/24/2020

State of Georgia Executive Order From Governor Kemp

 

State of Georgia Executive Order from Governor Kemp Expanding Temporary Licensing of Certain Medical Professions to Assist the State's Response to the spread of COVID-19

3/23/2020   Click the blue links below to view the Resolutions

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WAIVER OF CERTAIN PENALTIES AND INTEREST 
BY THE CATOOSA COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONER

 

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CLOSURE OF ALL BARS AND RESTAURANTS LOCATED IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF CATOOSA COUNTY; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR TAKE-OUT OR DELIVERY OF FOOD ONLY; PROHIBITING GATHERINGS OF OVER 10 PEOPLE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DA TE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES 

 

3/20/2020

A  General Order from the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office. Please click the blue link to access the General Order.

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3/20/2020

As schools across the region close, we have been truly inspired by community efforts to keep neighbors and families nourished. We commend our school systems for quickly developing logistics of food pick-up and deliveries for all children. Several business owners across the region have inspired us with their generosity as they open the doors of their restaurants so that students of their community may eat at no cost. 

Use our interactive 
food site map to find a pick-up spot near you. Please note that the duration of meal service and service schedule differs among counties.

Click the image below to view the map on our website and find a food pick-up location near you. We will do our best to keep this as up to date as possible during this rapidly evolving event. Please contact us if you notice any locations are no longer applicable.

3/18/2020

Catoosa County Citizens, A COVID-19 hot line number has been set up for you to call if you have any questions or concerns regarding the virus.

COVID-19/Coronavirus HOT LINE PHONE NUMBER,  (844) 442-2681.

3/17/2020

Ringgold, GA (March 17, 2020) - Out of concern for the health and well-being of our neighbors, the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will restrict in-person access to the general public at its regular and special called meetings beginning Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through the duration of the statewide public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp. As the Board will continue to conduct necessary County business, the public will have real time virtual access to meetings via livestream on the Catoosa County Government Facebook page.

 

This action is in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19-19 outbreak and is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County during this public health emergency and is otherwise authorized under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. Sec. 5-14-1(g)).  Citizens will not be permitted to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners in-person. People who have specific business on a published meeting agenda of the Board of Commissioners may be invited by the Board on a case-by-case basis to attend and participate in a meeting for specified limited purposes. Anyone who signed up to speak during the public comments portion of the March 17, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will be notified when normal meeting procedures are resumed and given an opportunity to address the Board at that time.

 

We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.  For the latest information on Catoosa County’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.catoosa.com.

3/16/2020

Statewide Declaration of Judicial Emergency from Chief Justice Melton  (click the link to view document)

3/15/2020

COVID-19 Update: All events and rentals at the Colonnade Center and the Catoosa County Voting Precincts will be cancelled March 16th - 30th. If you have one of the facilities rented during this time frame, please contact the following: 

  • Voting Precinct Rentals: Catoosa Recreation 706-891-4199

  • The Colonnade Center Rentals: 706-935-9000

 3/13/2020

Catoosa County Taking Proactive Measures to Reduce Impact of Coronavirus Response

 

Ringgold, GA (March 13, 2020) - Catoosa County officials announced adjustments to some county services and preparations to help ensure public safety and proactively reduce any possible future impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Currently there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Catoosa County. Extra steps are being taken to protect elderly citizens, including the closure of the Senior Center from March 16 - 27. In the meantime, the Senior Center is providing seniors with 11- day food packages, with continued transportation services to be provided by Catoosa TransAid.

 

"We want to help our most vulnerable neighbors, senior citizens, stay healthy by reducing their potential exposure to the coronavirus in case it presents in our community," said Catoosa County Commission Chairman Steven Henry.

 

Additionally, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk encourages seniors to take advantage of his department's senior check program.

 

"We welcome seniors to call us at (706) 935-2424 and be placed on our senior check list," said Sheriff Sisk. "We will call them everyday to ask how they are doing and if we can help provide assistance."

 

All Recreation Department events have been postponed until at least April 6. The Catoosa County Library will remain open, but programs have been postponed until further notice. Voting will continue as scheduled.

 

"We regret any inconvenience these adjustments may cause, but out of an abundance of caution we want to do everything we can to keep our neighbors as healthy and safe as possible," said Catoosa County Manager Alicia Vaughn.

 

Jury duty for the weeks of March 16 and March 23 has been suspended, which will delay Superior Court trials. Other courts face postponements as well, so anyone with scheduled court business is encouraged to check the county's website at www.catoosa.com.

 

Catoosa County will work with contractors to take extra steps to clean and disinfect public buildings including the courthouse and administrative buildings. All non-essential travel will be postponed.

 

"Catoosa County Government will continue to serve residents with the best possible services in cooperation with our community partners," Chairman Henry said. "We hope to be able to resume life-as-usual as quickly as possible and appreciate everyone's patience."

 

For the latest information, please visit www.catoosa.com.  For the latest coronavirus updates, go to:

 

3/12/2020
Catoosa County Government shares your concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we continue to monitor developments and work proactively to mitigate any possible future impacts. While there are no confirmed cases in Catoosa County, we are taking an "all hands on deck" approach with our community and state partners. 
A well-developed and coordinated pandemic plan is in place that engages county and city agencies, first responders, health care providers, Catoosa County Public Schools, state agencies and local businesses. We are meeting regularly with our community partners and are prepared to act quickly upon recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others. 
In the meantime, please consider taking a neighborly approach in the event you are asked to prepare your family for any disruptions to work, school or every day life. This can include checking on neighbors who are alone, infirm or elderly and offering to run errands for groceries, medicine and household supplies if needed. Parents can plan for relatives and friends to help take care of their children if schools are closed, or offer others to help with their children while their parents are at work. 
All of us in Catoosa County Government strive to maintain a great quality of life in our community. That includes helping you stay informed and prepared in the event of community impacts. For the latest information about the coronavirus, please visit these sites: 
•    Georgia Department of Public Health:
     
https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

•    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
     
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 

 

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