COVID-19 Information

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In preparation for the possible spread of COVID-19 in Norcross and the surrounding area, the City of Norcross has implemented various efforts to help ensure the safety of our staff and citizens and "flatten the curve." We are closely monitoring both CDC and the Department of Public Health guidelines and updates, and will alert citizens should further steps need to be taken.  


STAY AT HOME ORDER IN EFFECT!


At Monday, March 30th's special called council meeting, the City of Norcross adopted a “Stay at Home” order effective from 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, unless extended. Joining similar orders issued Friday, March 27th by Gwinnett County and its 15 other cities, the “Stay at Home” order urges citizens to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. Questions about the order should be sent by email to stayhome@norcrossga.net. 

Read the Press Release
Read the "Stay at Home Order Defined" document
View the Ordinance 
Read the FAQs


​Measures in Place 


Last Updated 3:17 p.m. 3/31/2020
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City Hall & Other Closed Facilities


All city facilities have been closed to the general public until further notice. This includes City Hall, Public Works, Court Offices, Welcome Center, Cultural Arts & Community Center and the Fire Station Museum. Daily operations will continue–see below for service assistance.


>>> City Hall General Information: (770) 448-2122

Service Assistance


In order to encourage online payments, convenience fees for online payments will be suspended for 90 days beginning March 18th. Please see below for specific service information.

Pay Bills & Municipal Court Payments:  
Payments can be mailed, dropped off using the City Hall drive-thru from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. M-F (have your bill in hand), paid online or called in using 1-844-598-3636. If you are paying court citation, please write court on the outside of your envelope. Only money orders accepted; no cash or checks.
Apply for Utility Service or Business License (Including Renewals): 
Drive-thru from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. M-F or call 770-448-2122 or email gga@norcrossga.net
Note: The deadline for business license renewal has been extended from March 31 to May 29.
For Plan Submission/Permit Requests/Change of Occupancy:
Use the online portal and follow the direction for account setup and submission or call 678-421-2067
For Building Inspections:
Email permits@norcrossga.net or call 678-421-2067
For Zoning/Variance/ARB/Engineering/Arborist:  
Email communitydevelopment@norcrossga.net or call 678-421-2067 
For Public Works Service Tickets:
Submit request online. Call 678-421-2069 if any questions.
For Sanitation:
Sanitation and recycling will remain on schedule, with a few alterations to service. 1) Glass recycling drop-off has been moved from the Public Works lobby to the Public Works parking lot. 2) Effective March 23rd, Advanced Disposal will no longer pick up bulk items (TVs, mattresses, furniture, etc.) or garbage bags left outside of the cart. 

​Courts


Municipal court sessions have been canceled through April 13th. To pay municipal court citations, please reference the above “Service Assistance” instructions. For any additional questions, please email court@norcrossga.net. 

Probation Services:
Probation services and meetings normally held at City Hall will be rescheduled. You can make online payments at payppsi.com/Doraville. You will need your name, case number/ticket number, and probation officer’s name to use this site. Any probation questions regarding your case should be directed by phone at 770-455-6880 or email to podum2@ppsinfo.net.

Police


Officers will continue to respond to all emergency needs, both day and night. Non-emergency calls are being handled by phone with an officer. Remember, if you live/work in the city, you can call 770-448-2111 for all police needs. Of course call 911 for fire, medical or other emergency. While the window will remain closed, our NPD lobby is open for walk-in emergency needs–the lobby phone connects directly to dispatchers. Police and Accident Reports can be obtained by emailing records@norcrosspd.com–the $5 fee is waived at this time.

​Parks


All city park facilities are closed until further notice for private, permitted events. Parks are still open for individuals and small family units with fewer than ten people, per CDC guidelines. However, please note that visitation is at your own risk. Playgrounds, exercise equipment, public grills and other "high touch" areas are closed and will be taped off (this includes Discovery Garden). Weddings and private parties already reserved for the month of April have been canceled. Park pavilion rentals are suspended through May 31, 2020. 

Meetings & Events


Following CDC recommendations, the city will cease public gatherings at city facilities containing more than 10 people through May 10, 2020. This includes the cancellation of the following city events: 

April 3: First Friday Concert

April 4: Italian Car Show

April 4: Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day 

April 11: Easter Egg Hunt

April 11: Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

April 13: Movie Monday

April 17-18: Mini Farmers Market

April 18: Historic Trolley Tour

April 19: Spring Charity Concert,

April 25: Atlanta Track Club's Singleton 4-Miler

April 27: Movie Monday

May 2: Cinco de Mayo

May 2: Historic Norcross Shop Hop

May 11: Movie Monday

May 25: Memorial Day Remembrance

May 26: Movie Monday

Lionheart Theatre is closed until further notice, and all future scheduled events are also subject to change; citizens should keep checking the city website for the most up-to-date status. All public meetings except council meetings have been postponed until further notice. Council meetings will be conducted via teleconference. You can tune in to council meetings online.


​Local Businesses

A "Stay at Home" order was passed Monday, March 27th, by Mayor and Council. Per that ordinance, all "non-essential" businesses located within the city limits of the City of Norcross are ordered to close through April 27th, unless otherwise extended. Establishments in the business of selling food for consumption may continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service, drive-through and takeout service, and we encourage residents to use these methods of supporting local businesses. Check out Explore Gwinnett's Guide to Take-Out in Norcross. For a full list of businesses deemed "essential," please see the "Stay at Home Order Defined" document

​Norcross Business: Your Economic Development Team at Work for You


Norcross' economic development team is hard at work doing what they can to help lessen the impact of the coronavirus on your business. To stay informed of their initiatives, click here. Also, please take a few minutes to complete our COVID-19 Business Impact Assessment.


​RESOURCES



As this situation continues to evolve, we encourage you to carefully monitor the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health, and the county health officesThe State of Georgia also has a new COVID-19 hotline (see below). If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Contact COVID-19 Hotline: 844.442.2681


Other Important Numbers to Know:
Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department*: (770) 339-4260 
GNRC 24/7 On-Call Epidemiologist: (404) 323-1910 
State Public Health Department 24/7 Line: (866) 782-4584

*The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department is the lead response agency for our area.

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Prevent the Spread Information & Guideance - English (PDF)

Enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 - Espanol (PDF)

​Other News & Resources


The March 24th Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to coincide with the state and local primary on May 19, 2020. Please see the elections page on the Gwinnett County website for more information.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201) has been passed, providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. For more information visit congress.gov.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Georgia small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is launching their LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to provide immediate and longer-term resources in three critical areas––small business support, organizational support for their community-based partners and access to technology. Verizon has given $2.5 million to LISC. This money will help fund LISC grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses confronting acute financial hardship that need capital in order to survive. In addition, U.S. Bank has provided a $500,000 grant to LISC to provide additional assistance to the community-based partners and small businesses that are part of LISC’s national network. Find more information at lisc.org/covid-19.

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services has limited operations as of Monday, March 23, 2020. CPACS Main Office is closed to the public but still in operation and able to assist community members. For assistance and questions, please call 770-936-0969 to speak to a member of their team. CPACS Cosmo Health Center is OPEN and providing services. If experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, runny nose, sinus congestion/stuffy nose, cough, chest tightness/wheezing, etc.), please CALL 770-446-0929 to speak to a member of their healthcare team before coming to the office. Language support is available. CPACS Gwinnett is closed, but the Main Office (above) can assist, and transportation has limited operations. The following routes have been canceled: non-emergency routes, fixed routes (Clarkston route), and Employer routes for Shinetone and Connected Fibers. FIND MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES HERE

Governor Kemp has increased the maximum benefit available to SNAP recipients. SNAP, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the Georgia Food Stamp Program, is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. The new supplement will allow SNAP users to get the maximum benefit amount for their household size, which is $194 for a household of one, in March and April. This means approximately one million Georgians who receive SNAP will get an additional $100 in nutrition benefits. To limit person-to-person contact, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services encourages you to use Georgia Gateway, their online service portal where you can apply for and check your benefits, upload documents and report any changes to your case. Call the Customer Support at 1-877-423-4746 during business hours for assistance. More info on the SNAP Program | More info on the SNAP increased benefit

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