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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

About COVID-19

COVID-19, also called Coronavirus, is a severe acute respiratory virus. According to the World Health Organization, viruses are named based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines. Learn more on the Georgia Department of Public Health's website.

What Can You Do To Help Stay Healthy - Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides recommendations focused on slowing the transmission of COVID-19.

Public Health Information Resources

Community Emergency Awareness Dashboard

COVID Data Tracker

Dept. of Public Health Dashboard

CDC COVID View - Weekly report

Fulton County Schools 

Georgia Department of Health

Georgia Governor Kemp Updates

President Biden Updates

COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker.  Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

Our World In Data

Rt.live 

COVID-19 HOTLINE - 844.442.2681

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resources 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. Call 866.399.8938

EXECUTIVE ORDERS 

President Biden - National-Strategy-for-the-COVID-19-Response-and-Pandemic-Preparedness
      issued Jan. 20, 2021

Governor Kemp -  Public Health State of Emergency
     extended through July 1, 2021

Governor's Executive Order (Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
      as of April 27, 2021

Testing

Please visit, covid19.dph.ga.gov.  More information at coreresponse.org/covid19-atlanta.  Note that CORE testing sites do not require proof of insurance or identification, and testing is free. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to accommodate more testing of Georgia residents.  

Click here for information on Free Testing Locations

Rental Assistance

Fulton County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Visit their website for more information.

You can call 833-716-2223 to speak to a live agent. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Impacted City Services and Events

City Council along with City Boards and Commissions have resumed in-person meetings. 
In most cases, virtual options will continue.

Permitting and Revenue offices remain open for in-person visits by appointment only 
Monday - Thursday. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting spr.gs/chq or by downloading the QLess app on your smartphone. 

City Hall facilities are open Monday – Thursday, but continue to be closed on Fridays as part of COVID cleaning protocols. City staff can assist you via their remote work locations. 

Municipal Court is conducting in-person court hearings, but also provides virtual court upon request. If you are interested in handling your case virtually, please email the court at municipalcourts@sandyspringsga.gov or call at 770-206-2075. 

 To help mitigate the spread of coronavirus: 

  • Wear a Mask
  • Keep a Six-foot Distance
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Avoid Large Gatherings



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