Updated Guidance from Gov. Brian Kemp:
New restrictions from March 24 at noon through April 6:
- The following people must isolate, quarantine, or shelter in place: people who have lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, those who are sick and likely to have COVID-19, close contacts of known cases, people in long-term care settings, and also people at high risk of illness such as anyone undergoing cancer treatment, with certain chronic conditions, or medically fragile.
- All bars and nightclubs will be closed.
- All dining areas should be closed until further notice. Take out, drive-thru, delivery, or third-party delivery options should be the only means by which consumers can obtain food.
- No more than 10 customers are allowed inside a dining establishment at one time.
- Restaurants must provide clearly marked waiting areas that allow customers to remain at least 6 feet from each other while waiting to pick up their food.
- All gatherings of 10 people or more are banned unless the people can always maintain a distance of at least 6 feet.
- Download the Administrative Order for Public Health Control Measures
- News from the Governor’s Office
Note: Some cases may appear on the state’s website before we have the lab report for verification. Be assured, all positive labs must be reported to public health and we will maintain an accurate case count, but our agency may not be the first source to announce new cases.
Click here for a chart showing all confirmed cases in Georgia. The chart is updated daily at noon and 7 p.m.
COVID-19 Apple App
The new Apple app and website asks a series of questions about health and exposure to determine if you 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.
COVID-19 Public Hotline: (844) 442-2681
The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline for questions from the public.
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.
Healthcare providers who suspect COVID-19 in a patient should immediately contact the Georgia Department of Public Health by calling 1-866- PUB-HLTH (782-4584).
Providers: Click here for more info
We know you have a lot of questions and we want you to have factual information. We have created a web page with answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in our area. Please note: this is a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change. Click the link below to view the FAQs.
As a precautionary measure to limit the number of people congregating in waiting rooms, our health departments are not accepting walk-in clients at this time. Effective immediately and until further notice, anyone in need of clinical services should ahead call to make an appointment. Currently all county Environmental Health offices are operating as usual, but there may be delays and limited service delivery in some areas. Please call your Environmental Health office to confirm availability. If you have additional questions, please contact your local health department or the specific program with which you need to connect. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
COVID-19 News from the Coastal Health District:
- COVID-19 Death in Bryan County Resident
- Coastal Health District Announces First COVID-19 Deaths
- COVID-19 Update by Health Director Dr. Lawton Davis
- Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in McIntosh County
- Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Long County
- Volunteer for COVID-19 Response
- Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Bryan County
- Georgia State-wide Rumors and Scams
- First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Liberty and Camden Counties
- New Process for Announcing Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Coastal Health District
- Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Chatham County
- Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Chatham County
- Coastal Health District Opens Second Specimen Collection Site
- Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Effingham County
- Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Glynn County
- Coastal Health District Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing for High-Risk Individuals
- Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Glynn County
- Coastal Health District Monitoring Healthcare Providers in Camden County
Resources for Specific Groups
- CDC ASL Videos
- National Situation Update from CDC
- Resources for Households
- Resources for K-12 Schools & Childcare
- Resources for Colleges & Higher Education
- Resources for Travelers
- Resources for Higher Risk Groups, Pregnant Women, and the Homeless
- Resources for Businesses & Employers
- Resources for Community & Faith Groups
- Resources for Events & Mass Gatherings
- Resources for First Responders
- Resources for Healthcare Professionals