Updated Braselton Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020 Braselton COVID-19 Update

The Town of Braselton has made additional changes to our regular operations for the foreseeable future to safely serve our community and ensure the health and welfare of our citizens, customers and employees.

The drive through at the Planning & Public Utility building is open and employees are available to provide services for every department at that location. As of now, all Town buildings are closed to the public. We will to continue to offer quality services by working with you by phone, email and of course communicating via our Town website. www.Braselton.net

You may call the main line at 706-654-3915 and someone will assist you. You may also email a request or concern to Jennifer Scott, Town Manager, at jscott@braselton.net.

We encourage customers to pay their utility bills online or utilize the drive-up window or drop box. Municipal Court fines can be paid online and all courts have been cancelled and rescheduled as indicated on both our home page and the Municipal Court page of our website,   www.Braselton.net 

The Braselton Police will be handling by phone any non-priority calls or complaints that only require a report to be taken and/or where there is no crime scene or evidence to be collected. If they need to come to your home or business on a non-priority call, they ask that you step outside to speak to them. We want to keep our police officers healthy and available to serve you and our community.

Until announced otherwise, there shall be no public gatherings on any property owned or controlled by the Town of Braselton. This includes any park or the Town Green. The Braselton Park playground is closed until further notice.  However, we encourage individuals or families to use sidewalks, the Life Path or the Riverwalk for walking or other exercise but please practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from other persons.

Now that bars and nightclub have been closed by the governor, we also highly encourage all non-essential businesses to close immediately.

Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments, where food is served, are encouraged to cease offering dine-in services but continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery, drive-through or take-out services. Patrons, employees and contractors of all establishments should maintain a minimum of at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves.

If a restaurant is licensed to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption, such restaurant, until further notice, shall be authorized to sell unopened bottles or cans of beer or wine for take-out consumption off-premises.

A guide to the definition of essential workforce and businesses can be found at https://gacities.com/GeorgiaCitiesSite/media/PDF/Guidance-on-the-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workforce.pdf

Establishments such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other businesses which remain open during the emergency should post signage on entrance doors informing consumers to maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others.

Follow Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Press releases at  https://www.nghs.com/news/

Follow Braselton News online at https://www.mainstreetnews.com/braselton/news/

We will continue to monitor health advisories and any requirements placed upon local governments by the Georgia Department of Public Health. To keep up to date on current health related information, we encourage you to visit one of the websites listed below.

Georgia Department of Public Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

 

The Town of Braselton is here to serve its residents and businesses and will continue to update if we have any changes on its website (www.Braselton.net) and via social media https://www.facebook.com/BraseltonGA/.

 

Mayor Bill Orr

Jennifer Scott, Town Manager