COVID-19 Information & Resources
While the City of Holly Springs tries to keep the information on this page as current as possible, as information changes day-to-day, or sometimes even hour-to-hour, please be sure to visit the sources linked for the most up-to-date information.
July 22, 2021 Update:
On July 22, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp signed Executive Order 07.22.21.01 which extends the Public Health State of Emergency through August 29, 2021.
Cherokee County, Georgia is currently designated as an area with a high level of community transmission of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As a result, all individuals entering City of Holly Springs facilities are required to wear a face mask to maximize protection from the transmission of COVID-19.
Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should refrain from entering and are encouraged to seek testing.
The City offers many online and by-phone services. City Hall can be reached at 770-345-5536. If you would like to send a general inquiry to the City of Holly Springs, you may do so at email@example.com and your inquiry or request will be promptly routed to the appropriate department. Additionally, there are several permits and applications now available for online submittal. Please check here to see if your permit is available for this process.
During Municipal court, cases will be staggered to limit the number of people in the courtroom at one time. If you have any questions regarding your court date, please contact the Municipal Court Department at 770-345-5538. Additional social distancing information for Municipal Court.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
No appointment is needed for COVID-19 Vaccination in the North Georgia Health District at Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. There is NO cost to clients, regardless of healthcare coverage. No identification is required. Please visit the North Georgia health District website for further information.
Additional vaccination sites in Georgia:
Georgia Department of Public Health COVID Vaccination Site Location Tool has launched a COVID Vaccination Site Location tool on their website.
Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia?
All Georgians age 12 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination, along with strict compliance with basic prevention measures - wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently - will help Georgia stop the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Follow the advice of your health care provider about what you should do while you wait for your test results. COVID testing not only helps DPH control and mitigate infection, but it also provides valuable information about variants when positive test results are sequenced.
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
Effective January 25, 2021, MAKO Medical will be administering all COVID-19 testing to allow the Georgia Department of Health to concentrate on administering COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 testing operations have moved to Action Church, located at 271 Marietta Road in Canton. THIS LOCATION WILL BE FOR COVID-19 TESTING ONLY. Vaccines will continue to be administered at the Woodstock Health Department.
- Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
- You are only required to pre-register for your test. There are no set appointment times. As soon as you pre-register for testing, you can arrive at the testing site any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM that is convenient for you.
- Pre-register for your test at the following link: https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/
- Insurance information may be asked for, but testing is still at no cost to the individual
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS
The MUST Ministries in Cherokee County offers food and clothing. Services are open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
111 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30115
MUST Ministries accepts donations open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act responds to the coronavirus outbreak by 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.
U.S Department of Labor’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security)
In addition to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the CARES Act further expanded unemployment insurance benefits and other economic relief measures aimed at reducing the economic impact the Coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act includes the following:
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC)
CARES Act Update from the Georgia Department of Labor
If your job has been impacted by COVID-19 and you need to file for unemployment or need to check your claim status, please visit the Georgia Department of Labor.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
Cherokee Office of Economic Development
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners recently approved accepting and distributing through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program an additional $450,000 in funding to help eligible small businesses.
Funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the second round of funding provides much-needed assistance to small businesses that meet certain salary requirements and can be used for ongoing operational costs such as payroll, vendors, utilities, rent, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Grant amounts vary from $10,000 to $30,000 per small business, based on employment tier.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Businesses must have experienced a negative economic impact due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Businesses should employ 500 or fewer W-2 positions.
- Businesses should be retaining, rehiring or creating jobs meeting the Low-to-Moderate-Income (LMI) salary threshold from HUD’s published income limits of no more than $46,350 annually for full-time employees; salaries for FTE employees will be scaled accordingly.
- 70 percent of retained, rehired or created jobs submitted for consideration must meet the $46,350 LMI salary requirement.
For full program information and to apply, visit the COED Grants page at https://www.cherokeega.org/grants.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
With virtual consulting and online resources available, the UGA Small Business Development Center is here to help small businesses with information about relief programs and recovery resources. The closest local office is at Kennesaw State University.
Georgia Department of Economic Development
The GDEcD is a great resource for all things economic development in Georgia. Visit their site for COVID-19 testing sites, guidance for the workplace, webinars, and more!
U.S. Small Business Administration
Visit the SBA’s site for funding options, guidance for businesses and employers, local assistance and more.
Businesses that have questions regarding reopening and appropriate safety protocols should contact their respective industry associations.
- Georgia Restaurant Association Reopening for Georgia Restaurants
- Georgia State Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers Safety Guidelines for reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons