Local COVID-19 Information & Hotline


The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

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Local COVID-19 Information & Hotline

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.

More Information:

Updated April 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Users can download the free app from Appleā€™s App Store or on Google Play or access the tool online at www.apple.com/covid19

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.

View Local COVID-19 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.

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