Date: March 30, 2020
To: GGC Community
From: Public Safety, Chief Terrance Schneider
Subject: News release: Gwinnett County and all 16 Gwinnett cities issue stay at home orders

Dear GGC Community,

On March 27, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners (GCBC) adopted a local ordinance declaring a local state of emergency and imposing shelter-in-place requirements applicable to individuals and businesses in Gwinnett County. The ordinance became effective at 12:01am, March 28, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59pm, April 13, 2020, unless extended, rescinded, superseded or amended by the Chairman of the GCBC. GCBC’s announcement of the ordinance can be found here: https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/Home. The ordinance’s shelter-in-place requirements are subject to several exceptions, one of which is for governmental agencies like Georgia Gwinnett College to continue performing “essential governmental functions.” The ordinance permits governmental entities to identify employees performing those functions, and those employees are permitted to travel to, from, and within Gwinnett County as necessary to perform their duties. Therefore, if you are designated as an essential employee by your unit, the ordinance allows you to travel as necessary in Gwinnett County to perform your job duties. GGC employees should continue to follow direction from their units as to their designation as an essential employee. The College has no higher priority than the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, and we encourage all members of our community to continue to follow guidance from medical professionals and health authorities.

Terrance Schneider
AVP Operations/Chief of Police