Peachtree Corners town hall meeting will cover latest city hot topics. Courtesy City of Peachtree Corners
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Peachtree Corners declares state of emergency due to coronavirus

Peachtree Corners has joined other Gwinnett cities in declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city’s emergency declaration allows the city council to meet via teleconference, a move made by many other government bodies across metro Atlanta.

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The ordinance also suspends scheduled public hearings in order to reduce large groups of people congregating in the same place; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people not gather in groups more than 10. Existing permits that were scheduled for renewal hearings will be extended until the hearing can be scheduled.

Restaurats and bars with liquor licenses can sell to-go alcohol under the emergency declaration. Peachtree Corners did not ban in-person dining, as cities including Duluth and Suwanee have in their emergency declarations.

The Peachtree Corners emergency declaration will last for 30 days, and can be renewed at that point for another 30 days.

One pizzaria owner is staying open and is concerned about his family back in Italy.

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