Henry County suspends in-person meetings after positive COVID-19 tests

Henry leaders have suspended in-person meetings until further notice after individuals tested positive for the coronavirus at county facilities.

Officials with the south metro Atlanta community on Wednesday released a vague statement that one or more people had contracted COVID-19, but did not offer further details. The leaders said they were notifying employees exposed to the workers who tested positive and instructing them to quarantine if they also have the virus.

“We are suspending in-person board meetings until we can assure the safety of county staff and the public attending meetings,” County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews said. “Henry County will remain vigilant in monitoring the situation and will take rapid steps to protect the health and safety of employees and citizens.”

Henry County had resumed in-person commission meetings in June after months of holding the sessions virtually. While the meetings included an audience, visitors were required to submit to temperature checks and some board members continued to participate virtually to ensure social distancing on the dais.