The Spalding County Government is aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and is closely monitoring all Federal, State and Local Public Health Announcements. Out of an abundance of caution, Spalding County will be taking the following precautions necessary to provide our citizens and visitors with essential governmental services while taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and all of those who reside, work or visit Spalding County.
The Spalding County Senior Center, Fairmont Community Center, City Park Community Center and the AMBUCS Community Center are closed to the public until further notice. Programs, Events, Classes and Athletic Events are cancelled until further notice. No reservations are currently being accepted for any indoor or outdoor venues. For more information please contact Leisure Services at 770-467-4750 or visit our website at www.spaldingcounty.com.
Meals on Wheels for our Seniors will continue, and we are currently working on a plan to provide congregate meals to those Seniors who depend on the Senior Center for meals. For more information regarding these services please contact the Senior Nutrition Program Manager Doris Carter at 770-467-4076.
Spalding County Courts, District Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Offices will remain open, limiting personal contact with the public and will continue to address essential functions. Essential functions include but are not limited to where an immediate liberty or safety concern is present requiring the attention of the court as soon as the court is available, criminal court search warrants, arrest warrants, initial appearances, and bond reviews, domestic abuse temporary protective orders and restraining orders, juvenile court delinquency detention hearings and emergency removal matters and mental health commitment hearings.
The Spalding County Clerk of Court’s office will be open, and no closure is anticipated at this time. Please visit our website for all court contact information: https://www.spaldingcounty.com/judicial/court-directory/.
The Spalding County Tax Commissioner’s Office is closed to the public until further notice. There is a drop box in the lobby of the courthouse for payments of property tax or tag renewals. Additionally, completed Homestead Exemption applications may also be placed in the drop box or mailed to the office by April 1, 2020. For more information, to pay taxes online or renew your tag, please visit the Spalding County Tax Commissioners website or contact the office at 770-467-4360.
The State of Georgia Department of Corrections has directed there will be no visitation of the inmates at the Spalding County Correctional Institute. For more information please contact the Spalding County Correctional Institute at 770-467-4760.
The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all visitation at the Spalding County Jail and has implemented temporary changes to the way they respond to some non-emergency calls, calls for crimes that are not in progress or have already occurred and civil matters. For more information call the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282. Updates from the Sheriff’s Office can be viewed at: https://www.spaldingcounty.com/public-safety/sheriffs-department/
The Flint River Regional Library is closed to the public until further notice. Late fees will be suspended and library staff will be answering phone calls during normal business hours to answer questions, reset library card passwords and explain their online offerings. Notices will be posted on the library doors, website and social media. For more information please contact Flint River Regional Library at 770-412-4770 or visit their website at: https://www.frrls.net/flint-river-slider/griffin-spalding-county-library.
The Spalding County Board of Elections has closed the Elections Office to the Public until further notice. Staff will be available by phone or email to answer questions. Early voting was suspended by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary Election has been rescheduled to coincide with the May 19, 2020 General Primary Election. Early Voting for the May 19, 2020 election will begin on April 27 and run through May 15, 2020. For questions, please contact the Board of Elections Office at 770-467-4245 or visit their website at https://www.spaldingcounty.com/department/elections-voter-registration/.
The Spalding County Fire Department will be limiting public access to the fire stations. If you have an emergency, please contact 911.
The Spalding County Courthouse Annex will remain open and conduct business as usual.
Spalding County wants to assure our citizens that we are in constant contact with Federal, State and Local partners including the Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security as well as local and regional Department of Public Health representatives to insure that the citizens of the County receive the most up-to-date news regarding the COVID-19 threat.
Spalding County is very appreciative of the understanding and cooperation of our citizens as we progress through this state of emergency
2020, March 16 – When to Call 911
2020, March 18 – Spalding County Fire Department and Emergency Management Update
2020, March 19 – The Griffin-Spalding Development Authority has asked that the following information be provided: The Georgia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration advises that the State of Georgia declaration has been signed and issued. Click Here to view the declaration. Georgia small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Applications are available at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations.
2020-March 19 – Georgia Department of Public Health Announcement – One Case Reported in Spalding County
2020, March 20 – Small Business Disaster Loans Approved for Georgia Counties
2020, March 20 – COVID-19 Court System Closure Clarification
2020, March 20 – Georgia Department of Public Health Update – Three Cases Reported in Spalding County
2020, March 20 – Spalding County Clerk of Court Office Closed to Foot Traffic
2020, March 23 – FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
2020, March 23 – Georgia Department of Public Health Update – Four Cases Reported in Spalding County
2020, March 23 – Georgia Department of Public Health – Food Service Recommendation