LAWRENCEVILLE – The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) caused the Governor to issue a state of emergency to limit the spread of the virus. Crowds are limited to no more than 10 people. Schools were closed for two weeks and routine meetings and events were postponed or cancelled.

Access to Brunswick County offices is restricted as well as the Town of Lawrenceville. The two local banks, Benchmark Community Bank and First Citizens Bank, closed the lobby to the public and meeting clients on an appointment basis. Restaurants are also limiting access.

County Administrator Charlette T. Woolridge, Ph.D. said the county is closely monitoring the crisis. The March meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors was cancelled as well as a work session to prepare the FY20-21 Brunswick County Budgets. A joint meeting with the Brunswick County School Board was cancelled in addition to a meeting with the Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority. Dr. Woolridge advised county citizens to obey the recommended guidelines for personal safety and to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Dr. Woolridge provided a comprehensive list of departments and agencies to inform the public. For more information call the county administrator’s office at (434) 848-3107 or visit www.brunswickco.com. See a list of cancellations and postponements inside.