The city of Sugar Hill has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sugar Hill City Council unanimously approved an emergency resolution at a Friday morning meeting. The city had already suspended its municipal court, canceled events and closed its public park in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
A state of emergency will position the city to get state and federal aid when applicable and allow city council meetings to take place via teleconference, said spokeswoman Kami Clements.
While multiple public spaces in Sugar Hill have been closed, no services besides the municipal court have been suspended, Clements said. The city has waived fees for paying gas bills over the phone and online, but is still providing in-person bill pay at the Eagle Theater for those who prefer it.
The state of emergency will last until April 13 unless canceled or extended by the city council.
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