Coronavirus: Gwinnett closes senior centers, keeps other offices open

Gwinnett’s Justice and Administration Center will stay open

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Gwinnett’s Justice and Administration Center will stay open

Gwinnett County has suspended senior services indefinitely in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

The county government will continue to provide in-home respite care and homemaking services, but senior centers will be closed and no recreation programs will continue. Residents who ate meals at the centers will have their meals delivered, and meal delivery will continue.

The county has created a task force to determine its policies and ensure it has plans that will allow the government to provide essential services to the community. In addition to the closure of senior centers, courts will largely be closed until at least March 30 and no new jury trials will begin.

Some county events will be canceled on a case-by-case basis. Residents who have registered for such events will receive an email or phone call notifying them of the cancellation and their registration fees will be refunded.

Some services, like voting, will continue. County facilities other than senior centers will remain open.

The county has also developed an emergency staffing plan to ensure water resources are not disrupted.

Some cities, including Auburn and Berkeley Lake, have postponed public meetings. Sugar Hill is closing its gymnasium beginning Sunday and is postponing all nonessential meetings at city call, including the planning commission and historic preservation committee.