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UPDATED GUIDANCE (10/29)
Information on testing appointments and call lines; Virtual Screening via telehealth and links to GEMA testing resources; What do your results mean.
Local press releases and media alerts as well as links to state DPH and Governor releases. Also links to the NEHD’s COVID UPDATE Newsletters.
Answers to common questions related to COVID, including contact tracing.
What if someone (or group) isn’t complying with the order? What if a business is not complying?
An overview of the public health response to COVID-19 in the Athens-area.
A weekly summary of COVID-19 Data for the 10 (COMBINED) counties of the Northeast Health District. Also available is a weekly testing report.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness & Response in partnership with the Region E Healthcare Coalition is collecting PPE for area healthcare agencies.
Latest Updates from CDC
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 — includes directions for sew and no-sew options
Contains suggested ways to more safely handle common essential errands like grocery shopping, mail/packages, banking, etc
Other Specific Pages That May be of Interest
- Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
- People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
Latest Updates from Georgia Public Health
For updates on case counts, tests, rates etc… Is updated multiple times per day.
Guidance Documents from DPH:
FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:
Letter to Physicians (July 29 2020)
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.
THEN YOU MAY…
-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
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.