Coronavirus: Information for Georgia County Officials

ACCG is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, commonly called Coronavirus – or COVID-19, by staying in touch with our federal and state government partners.  ACCG will share any important information received with county officials by email and also post it here as a quick reference so that you can make informed decisions for your community. 

 

At the national level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source for information.   At the state level, Governor Kemp has appointed the Georgia Coronavirus Task Force, led by the Georgia Department of Public Health, to direct information distribution and response. 

 

The first two known cases of COVID-19 in Georgia were announced by Governor Brian Kemp in a press conference held on March 2, 2020.

 

Below you will find several links to resources that provide more information about COVID-19.

 

Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Reports

The Georgia Department of Public Health provides daily status reports regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Confirmed cases are defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. Status reports are updated daily at noon and 7 p.m. Click here to access the most recent report. 

 

COVID-19 Hotline - (844) 442-2681

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

 

Additional Georgia Information

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information

 

ACCG Resources for County Officials

 

FEMA Advisories

Click here to access advisories issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding updates on response to COVID-19.  

 

National Association of County Resources

Additional COVID-19 resources for counties can be found on the National Association of Counties (NACo) website. Through its County Explorer tool, NACo is tracking state of emergency declarations. If your county has issued an emergency declaration or shelter-in-place policy not reflected in County Explorer, please contact send it to research@naco.org

 

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