HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County campgrounds are willingly closing to help slow the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, a move that follows the county’s State of Emergency declaration due to the monumental health crisis.
“As you are aware, the county is facing an unprecedented pandemic event that continues to impact the economic health of the nation as well as our community,” Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw stated in a letter to area campground owners. “These are trying times all across the nation, and in trying to protect the citizens of this county, I am faced with very tough decisions. I do not take any of these decisions lightly, but by working together I hope that we can limit Towns County’s exposure to this pandemic event.”
No new reservations will be accepted at campgrounds within Towns County prior to April 27 from non-residents. Current campers, however, are permitted to remain for the duration of their reservation with no extensions granted. Seasonal reservations previously obtained will remain intact with reservations sought between March 27 through April 27 rescheduled or denied. Bathrooms, bathhouses, gathering rooms, banquet halls, and the like must remain closed.
Towns County closed in-house dining this week – limiting restaurants to takeout, delivery, and curbside options – along with businesses requiring hands-on services such as nail salons, hair studios, massage parlors, and tattoo shops.