Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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Did you know?

All COVID testing done by public health is completely FREE of charge?

Now you can schedule your COVID test ONLINE!


DPH has issued updated Quarantine (exposed to someone who had COVID) and Isolation (you have COVID) guidance documents.

Testing Information

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 & Newsletters

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions related to COVID, including contact tracing.

What to do if someone or businesses aren’t complying

What if someone (or group) isn’t complying with the order? What if a business is not complying?

Overview of District COVID Response

An overview of the public health response to COVID-19 in the Athens-area.

COVID-19 Summary Data for the Northeast Health District

A weekly summary of COVID-19 Data for the 10 (COMBINED) counties of the Northeast Health District. Also available is a weekly testing report.

PPE Donation Collection for Region E Healthcare Coalition

The Office of Emergency Preparedness & Response in partnership with the Region E Healthcare Coalition is collecting PPE for area healthcare agencies.

Printable Resources &
Public Health + UGA Social Marketing Campaign

Posters, handouts etc that may be printed. Includes some items available in multiple languages. Social Media and Infographics provided by the Northeast Health District, UGA College of Public Health & UGA Athletics

Latest Updates from CDC

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19 MAIN PAGE

Latest Updates from Georgia Public Health

DPH Daily Status Report of COVID-19

For updates on case counts, tests, rates etc… Is updated multiple times per day.

Guidance Documents from DPH:

Contact for More Questions

For General Information & Questions

1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)

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.

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