Roswell shifts to emergency status, keeping businesses open for now

Similar to other North Fulton cities, Roswell City Council held a special called meeting, Tuesday, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Declaring Roswell to be in an emergency situation, Council members voted to suspend regular meetings and public hearings.

The approved resolution allows City Council to conduct emergency business by teleconference. In addition,  the city administrator can award contracts and make purchases as needed during the pandemic.

“We still obviously will have to follow state law regarding meetings,” said city attorney David Davidson. “It does not affect any of the other ordinances.”

Mayor Lori Henry said city officials have not decided to close restaurants and other businesses.

“This has been a very difficult time for us,” said Henry. “The meetings are [on the coronavirus] are constant. The things that we thought might be the case on Friday are not the same today.”

On Monday, Roswell closed all indoor facilities to the public except for City Hall for Tuesday’s meeting, which could also be seen online. For more information visit