Coronavirus (COVID-2019)

The City of LaGrange is working closely with District 4 Public Health to monitor the novel coronavirus. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new, viral disease that produces symptoms similar to the flu or pneumonia.

What You Need to Know?

Governor Brian Kemp Declared Shelter-in-Place April 3-13. This begins April 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

Want to Know More?

  • *NEW* Facebook Live Discussion About COVID-19 with Community Leaders - watch

  • *NEW* Facebook Live Discussion About Governor Kemp’s Executive Order - watch

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Resources

Please navigate through the tabs below to find the latest information concerning Health & Hospitals, Schools, Public Safety, Courts & more.

Health & Hospitals

For more information, please visit District 4 Public Health's website here or connect with them on Facebook.

For more information, please visit WellStar West Georgia's website here or connect with them on Facebook.

  • Coronavirus Self Checker, click here.
  • COVID-19 Case Count Update in District 4, click here.
  • Additional COVID-19 Cases in Spalding County, click here.

Schools

  • *LATEST* Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issues Executive Order mandating all schools in Georgia will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year, click here.
  • TCSS will extend the cancellation of school until April 3rd.
    Spring Break will occur as scheduled April 6th – April 10th. School will resume Monday, April 13th, click here
  • Troup County School System Student Meal Redistribution Schedule, click here
  • Chromebook Dropoff & Repair Announcement, click here
  • Sudent Resource Materials Available Tuesday, March 24th at troup.org. Mental health and wellness resources are available: www.troup.org/Co2/22558.
  • For more information on Charter’s offer for free internet services for families with K-12 and college students: click here.
  • The GA Department of Education Superintendent Richard Woods to ask for federal assessment waiver, asking to suspend GA Milestones EOC & EOG testing. For more information go to: www.gadoe.org or https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy.

For more information, please visit the Troup County School System's website here or connect with them on Facebook.

Public Safety

  • LaGrange Police Department Public safety including the LaGrange Police Department and the LaGrange Fire Department remain open with a few restrictions. Please be aware when you call for public safety you will be asked a series of questions to provide the safety of our citizens and public safety. Police and Fire will ask citizens to meet the first responder at the front door and the report will be taken outside the residence. If you come to the police department, a report will also be made outside of the LPD building.
  • LaGrange Fire Department Public safety including the LaGrange Police Department and the LaGrange Fire Department remain open with a few restrictions. Please be aware when you call for public safety you will be asked a series of questions to provide the safety of our citizens and public safety. Police and Fire will ask citizens to meet the first responder at the front door and the report will be taken outside the residence.
  • E-911 Communications
    • There will be increased screening of incoming medical calls to enhance patient pre-screening.
    • Citizens are encouraged to sign up for CivicReady Mass Emergency Notifications, sign up.
  • Troup County Sheriff's Office
    • The On-Site Visitation Center at the Jail is closed. Remote / At Home visits remain in place. Securus has reduced the rates for Remote visits to 20 minutes for $4.49 plus tax and 40 min for $6.99 plus tax. To set up a Remote Visit account, go to VisitFromHome.net. All non-criminal fingerprinting services have been suspended at this time.
    • Fees for bondsmen or property bonds, criminal histories and expungements are being waived.
    • If you need a copy of an incident report and do not want to leave your home, you may call our administrative staff at +706 883 1616 and arrangements can be made to have that report emailed to you.
  • Troup County Fire Normal operations with increased screening and additional steps on patient assessment on medical calls, such as additional personal protection measures to avoid contamination.

Courts

Statewide Judicial Emergency declared by State Supreme Court in effect until April 13th. All non-essential court proceedings have been postponed until after the emergency order has been lifted.

  • Clerk of Superior & State Courts - Closed to the public for all non-emergency functions. Services available via phone, email, online and through drop-box services.
  • Court Services - All Accountability Court programs remain ongoing but court functions are postponed.
  • Juvenile Court - Courts in the circuit remain open for essential matters only. All pre-trial and post-trial proceedings will be held via telephone and video conferencing.
  • Magistrate Court - Office remains open but only hearing essential matters. Initial or First appearance hearings being held via video conference.
  • Probate Court - Suspended “walk-in” policy, only accepting essential matters by appt.
  • Solicitor - All non-essential matters are postponed.
  • State & Superior Courts - All non-essential matters are postponed. Courts only hearing emergency cases.

    *UPDATE*Troup County State Court Rescheduled Court Sessions
  • The City of LaGrange Municipal Court and Probation Services will be closed to the public.
    • Municipal Court defendants scheduled to appear in court Monday, March 23rd through Tuesday, April 14th will be rescheduled at a later date. To make a payment go to www.lagrangemunicipal.org or call +1 844 733 3166.
    • To make a payment to the Probation Office please submit your money order (no cash) through the slot in the door of the Probation Office. Please make sure money orders are made out to LaGrange Municipal Probation and a name to credit is printed on the money order. The Probation Office is located in the rear of the building at 208 Ridley Avenue. If you have any questions please contact your probation officer.

City of LaGrange

  • On March 24th, the LaGrange Mayor and City Council unanimously voted to amend its original state of emergency initially passed March 17th. (I attached the amended state of emergency declaration) This ordinance goes into effect Wednesday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. for 60 days from March 17th. The city council may vote at a later time to shorten this ordinance.

    The amended ordinance includes the following amendments:
    • Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments where food is served must cease offering dine-in services but may continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery, drive-through or take-out services. Patrons, employees and contractors of the establishments must maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves as much as possible given the physical constraints of the premises. If a restaurant is licensed to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption, such restaurant, during the effective dates of this ordinance only, shall be authorized to sell unopened bottles or cans of beer or wine for take-out consumption off-premises. Upon request of any individual restaurant within the central business district, the City Manager is authorized to temporarily designate public parking spaces to facilitate take-out and curbside orders.
    • Gyms, fitness centers, indoor amusement facilities, bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, massage parlors, nail salons, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors and any other similar facility must close and remain closed for the duration of this emergency.
    • Establishments such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail businesses which remain open during the emergency must post signage on entrance doors informing consumers to maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others as much as possible given the physical constraints of the premises.
    • All public and private gatherings of more than ten (10) people occurring outside of a household or living unit are prohibited. Nothing in this ordinance, however, prohibits the gathering of individuals for the purposes of carrying on business certified as “essential” by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 38-3-58 or designated by the Governor as “critical infrastructure” or the provision of medical or health services.

      - This Ordinance after adoption by the Council and upon approval by the Mayor shall become effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 5:00 o’clock p.m.

      City of LaGrange Amends State of Emergency Ordinance, click here.

      The LaGrange Mayor and City Council vote unanimously to declare a state of emergency, click here.
  • Mayor Jim Thornton’s message to the community about COVID-19, watch here
  • The City of LaGrange Update on COVID-2019
    • Public gatherings on public property owned or controlled by the city including any park, Public Square, public space, playground, recreational area or similar place of public gathering are prohibited. This does not includes sidewalks, The Thread or designated pedestrian areas of parks for walking or other exercise where no organized gathering is occurring.
    • Most city buildings are now closed to the public. Public safety including the LaGrange Police Department and the LaGrange Fire Department remain open with a few restrictions. Please be aware when you call for public safety you will be asked a series of questions to provide the safety of our citizens and public safety. Police and Fire will ask citizens to meet the first responder at the front door and the report will be taken outside the residence. If you come to the police department, a report will also be made outside of the LPD building. You can continue to pay your utility bills through the mail, the city’s drive thru or drop box at City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue, online at www.lagrangege.net, through your online banking or by phone at +706 883 2030. You will no longer be able to walk into City Hall to pay your utility bill in person. Customers are still responsible to pay for utility bills. The city will be suspending utility disconnections for non-payment of delinquent accounts. Requests for new service can be made through our utility website at www.lagrange.net.
    • The City of LaGrange Municipal Court and Probation Services will be closed to the public. Defendants scheduled to appear in court Monday, March 23rd through Tuesday, April 14th will be rescheduled at a later date. To make a payment go to www.lagrangemunicipal.org or call +1 844 733 3166. To make a payment to the Probation Office please submit your money order (no cash) through the slot in the door of the Probation Office. Please make sure money orders are made out to LaGrange Municipal Probation and a name to credit is printed on the money order. The Probation Office is located in the rear of the building at 208 Ridley Avenue. If you have any questions please contact your probation officer.
    • The deadline for purchasing or obtaining a business license is extended to 15 days after the emergency declaration expires.

For more information, please connect with City of LaGrange via Facebook.

Troup County

  • The Troup County Commission voted unanimously to declare a state of emergency March 17th, click here
  • The Troup County Government Center is open for essential operations but is screening individuals before entry and only allowing ten people in at a time. The county is encouraging the public to call +706 883 1610 or go online www.troupcountyga.gov before coming in.
    • Community Development - Staffed, the office is closed tp the public until May 1st.

      *UPDATE: Troup County Community Development Office Closed Through May 1st, click here.
    • Elections & Registration - Staffed, open, Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed to coincide with the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election in May.
    • Property Appraisal - Staffed, open, minimal visitors, field work has been altered to decrease person-to-person contact

      *UPDATE: Troup County Board of Assessors to Offer Email Services amid COVID-19 Concerns, click here.
    • Tax Commissioner - The office is closed to the public until May 1st. Fully staffed and operational. Encouraging the public to utilize online, phone and mailbox services.
    • Roads and Engineering - Normal operations. Main office is open to the public, yet receives rare visitors. Staff meetings are held outdoors, 6 ft. apart, to decrease person-to-person contact.
    • Parks and Recreation - All Parks & Recreation facilities in Troup County are temporarily closed until further notice. This includes all parks, playgrounds and basketball courts to decrease crowds of ten or more. There will be signage placed at parks which state the current closures. Pyne Road Park is not taking reservations at campsites, but the boat ramps remain open. Bathrooms are locked.

For more information, please visit the Troup County Government's website here or connect with them on Facebook.



COVID-19 Signage for Business

Signage is required for every business that stays open as well as social distancing of 6 feet.

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