Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Local Screening Options

Local Health Department Nurse Screening Line


For screening by a local public health department nurse.

Available: Monday through Friday – 8:30am to 3:00pm

After-Hours (24/7) Screening

Outside of Health Department Nurse Screening Line times – for 24/7 virtual visit for screening and referral.

Please visit:

Resources Regarding Georgia Shelter-in-Place Order

Read the full text here:

Guidance and frequently asked questions:

Individuals with additional questions can call or write to the Governor’s office for more information: (404) 656-1776

If you think a business is not complying with the order:

If the business falls into one of these categories, call the county Environmental Health office, who will follow up on the complaint:

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel
  • Tattoo
  • Public pool


Visit and include the following information in the form there:

  • Business name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Specific details for the complaint

In an effort to prevent complications from Georgia residents choosing not to comply with the shelter at home order, Governor Brian Kemp announced several hotlines to report observations or complaints regarding the order. To report observations or complaints to the Georgia Department of Public Safety – call the communications center for your region.

Region B: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Jackson, Madison and Oconee counties: 770-535-6922

Region E: Greene, Morgan, Oglethorpe and Walton counties: 706-210-2050

Local Releases

Northeast Health District Confirms First Death in Athens-Clarke County – March 23, 2020

2 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Athens-Clarke – March 15, 2020

Latest Updates from CDC

SPECIAL HEALTH ALERT: Do NOT Use Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 — includes directions for sew and no-sew options

Latest Updates from Georgia Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Novel Coronavirus

DPH Daily Status Report of COVID-19 (with Map) **Link Updated 03/16/2020**

Multilingual Resources:

Fact sheet: What You Need to Know

Fact sheet: What to Do If You Are Sick

Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs

Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Contact for More Questions

For General Information & Questions


For more questions/answers, you may also call (toll-free) 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)
Dial 3 immediately when prompt begins for COVID-19 information
then dial 1 for English or 3 for Spanish; currently there are no other languages available.
You will get a general message and overview about the situation.
-Dial 1 for “advice about what to do if you are seriously ill now”
-Dial 2 for “advice on what to do if you have mild or moderate symptoms”
-Dial 3 for “information about testing even if no symptoms”
-Dial 4 for “clearance letters and symptoms to watch for after travel outside the U.S.”

For Questions About Testing


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.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

For more info:

The Georgia Covid19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.

Posters & Fliers

GA DPH: When to Call 911 — CLICK IMAGE FOR A PDF
GA DPH: Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 — CLICK IMAGE FOR A PDF
NEHD: Social Distancing: Help stop the spread of…
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