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Emergency Management


Published by Emergency Management / March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many residents seeking out information about the virus and how they can assist our county’s response efforts. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management has compiled the following list of reputable organizations that can provide trustworthy information.

Animal Control

Humane Society shelters to operate by appointment only starting March 24

Published by Animal Services / March 23, 2020

In order to practice social distancing, beginning on Tuesday, March 24, the Forsyth Humane Society is requiring appointments for all transactions, and licensing payments to Animal Services should be made by mail.

Human Resources

Shannon Hutchins is Forsyth County new human resources director

Published by Todd Luck / March 20, 2020

Shannon Hutchins has been promoted to human resources director for Forsyth County Government. She's worked for the county for the last 20 years and will assume her new position on March 21.

Forsyth County

The State Board is Investigating Possible Text Messaging Scam

Published by Michelle Bobadilla / March 20, 2020

The State Board of Elections is investigating a possible scam targeting North Carolinians with unsolicited text messages regarding their voter registration status or asking them to register to vote.

Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds makes social distancing changes

Published by Lynne Johnson / March 20, 2020

The Register of Deeds Office continues to operate under normal business hours, but with some changes to help minimize person-to-person interaction.

Commissioners and Manager

Forsyth County makes social distancing changes, encourages use of online services

Published by Todd Luck / March 19, 2020

Forsyth County Government is taking actions to practice social distancing in response to CDC recommendations on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All county departments remain open to serve the public, but residents are encouraged to use the county’s online services or call to see if their needs can be met without coming to a county office.

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