Lowndes County, Georgia – Lowndes County officials continue to monitor local conditions as a result of COVID-19. Friday afternoon, the decision was made to keep county government offices open based on criteria set forth by public health.
Citizens are encouraged to follow guidelines related to COVID-19 published by the Department of Public Health, South Health District. Information may be found by visiting, www.southhealthdistrict.com.
On March 13, at 11:00 a.m., Southern Judicial Circuit Chief Judge, Richard M. Cowart, issued an Order Declaring Judicial Emergency. This action suspends jury service and grand jury service for a period of thirty days. This action does not suspend all court. Citizens with court dates or other court related obligations should consider business as usual, with the exception of jury services.
“While county offices will remain open, Lowndes County respects and supports those that have made difficult decisions with regards to closings, cancellations and suspensions. Citizens should know that a tremendous amount of coordination and consultation has taken place this week as local schools, agencies and institutions have sought guidance related to limiting exposure to the populations they serve. Our community is extremely fortunate to be led by so many caring individuals,” stated Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter.
Lowndes County will continue to monitor details across the community related to COVID-19. In the event public health officials recommend additional steps be taken, citizens will be notified immediately of any changes to Lowndes County government services.
For more information, please contact Lowndes County Public Information Officer, Paige Dukes, 229-671-2400 or email@example.com.