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Corona Virus COVID-19 Information


Monday, March 02, 2020

Virus

Here is the link to the CDC's Web site with all of the important information you should know about COVID-19.

The CDC website contains the most updated information as it is updated daily.

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Contact COVID-19 Hotline

The state of Georgia has a new 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, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please DO NOT show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Public Hotline (844) 442-2681

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Testing:

COVID-19 testing is NOT currently available at the Clayton County Health District.

Call your local HEALTHCARE PROVIDER or HOSPITAL by phone if you feel sick with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing AND have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19, or if you live in or recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

As described by the CDC, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that mainly spreads from person to person (within about six feet) through sneezing and coughing.

People At High Risk Of Serious COVID-19 Illness according to the CDC

Protective Measures

 

Stop the Spread of Germs:

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What to Do if You Get Sick with COVID-19:

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Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQs about COVID-19

 

Latest News 

New CDC recommendation

April 7, 2020 - The CDC now recommends the use of face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially where social distancing is difficult to maintain (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) and especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Georgia's Statewide shelter-in-place order

April 3, 2020 - Georgia's statewide shelter-in-place order to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus was signed by Governor Kemp April 2, 2020 READ MORE

The order takes effect at 6pm. Friday, April 3rd and continues through April 13, 2020. A handout has been prepared to help you understand what will be allowed to continue during the shelter-in-place period.

New Information/Tools

April 1, 2020 - Apple Inc. - in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) - released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to deterime if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms. The tool provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0327-statement-covid-19-apple-app.html 

Reporting a place of business

For people trying to report their place of business as violating the Governor's Executive Order. READ MORE