COVID-19 UPDATES

Here are the latest government, school, and hospital COVID-19 announcements. Click on links for details:


July 6

Gov. Kemp Launches “Safety Promise” Campaign to Urge Georgians to Heed Public Health Guidance

June 29

Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Executive Orders

Gov. Kemp Issues Guidance on CARES Act Funding to Georgia Communities

June 25

Kemp, Duncan, Ralston Encourage Passage of COVID-19 Economic Relief Package

June 24

Georgia services that have suspended disconnections amid COVID-19

June 13

Georgia Tests 100% of Nursing Home Residents

Gov. Kemp, GEMA Provide PPE Distribution Totals

June 12

Georgia Tests 97% of Nursing Home Residents

Georgia Film, TV, Streaming Production Industry Is Open for Business

June 11

Gov. Kemp Signs New COVID-19 Executive Order

May 28

Kemp on Reviving a Healthy Georgia

Kemp extends public health state of emergency through July 12, 2020

Kemp, State Officials Give Update on COVID-19

May 22

Georgia Film, TV COVID-19 Best Practices Available to Industry as Production Planning Continues

ICYMI: CVS, Augusta University, and Sharecare Support Increased COVID-19 Testing in Georgia

Georgia Announces Record Low COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Ramps Up Nursing Home Testing

May 21

Gov. Kemp, Officials Give Update on COVID-19

CVS Health Opens 23 New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Georgia as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Response

May 19

Georgia Marks Lowest COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Since Early April

May 18

Georgia Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Testing

May 12

Regarding the Department of Driver Services and on-the-road driving exams

Gov. Kemp’s updated order and guidance on reopening

Kemp eases some restrictions, leaves others in place

May 8

Temporarily extending the thirty-day renewal requirement for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses

May 6

April Tax Revenues Fall -35.9%

April 30

Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19

Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses

April 29

State Offers Free System for Entities to Decontaminate 80,000 N95 Masks Per Day

April 27

Providing additional guidance for food service establishments, bowling alleys, and theaters in response to COVID-19

Governor Kemp Gives COVID-19 Update

April 23

Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

Walgreens to Open Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Alpharetta

April 22

Gov. Kemp, Georgia Dept. of Labor Address Unemployment Options

April 20

Providing flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response

Gov. Kemp Updates Georgians on COVID-19

Regarding the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council certification of jail officers and juvenile correctional officers

April 17

Gov. Kemp Announces Completion of Georgia World Congress Center Project

Kemp Urges Congress to Fund Paycheck Protection Program

Cisco Donates 330,000 N-95 Masks to Georgia’s Fight Against COVID-19

COVID19 WhiteCounty Press Release UPDATE 04_17_20

April 16

Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund

April 14

Designating Auxiliary Emergency Management Workers and Emergency Management Activities

Georgia Announces Increased Staffing in Healthcare Facilities for COVID-19

April 13

Regarding the use of face masks/coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

April 12

Kemp: 200 COVID-19 Beds Headed to Georgia World Congress Center

April 9

Temporarily Allowing Remote Notarization and Attestation of documents during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency

April 8

Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19

Ensuring the safety of employees and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19

Regarding the suspension of short-term rentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Calling up additional Georgia National Guard troops to assist in the state’s response to COVID-19

Gov. Kemp extends statewide shelter in place order

Kemp, DECAL Issue Statement on COVID-19

April 7

DPH News Release – Sharp Increase in Number of COVID-19 Cases and Death

April 6

Mountain Judicial Circuit Court moves hearings online

CVS Health Opens Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site at Georgia Tech

April 5

Gov. Kemp Issues Guidance for Retailers, Consumers Amid COVID-19

Kemp Names New Coronavirus Task Force Committee

April 4

Kemp, Coronavirus Task Force Add 296 Hospital Beds for COVID-19 Patient Surge

April 3

Expanding the definition of Essential Services and clarifying enforcement provisions in Executive Order 04.02.20.01

Authorizing sheriffs to enforce the provisions of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 involving businesses, establishments, for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and organizations

Governor Kemp: USG, GEMA Partner to Provide Housing for Healthcare Workers in Albany

Governor Kemp: USG, GEMA Partner to Provide Housing for Healthcare Workers in Albany

Gov. Kemp Provides Overview of Federal Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Gov. Kemp Issues Order Deputizing Sheriffs

April 2

USFS closes more recreational areas in Lumpkin, Fannin, Union, and Towns counties

FAQs and Details about Gov. Kemp’s Shelter in Place Order

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order 

Issuing a statewide shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19

Gov. Kemp, University of Georgia’s SBDC Provide Overview of CARES Act Funding

April

Closing public elementary and secondary schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to stop the spread of COVID-19

Kemp announces order closing schools, Toomey, Carden, Bryson Give COVID-19 Update

March 31

Authorizing the use of real-time audio-visual communication technology to assist in notarizing real estate documents

Authorizing the State Treasurer to act as “prudent investor” during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency

Implement waivers related to Conservation Use Value Assessment and Forest Land Use Protection Act applications during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency

Providing pharmacy technicians and pharmacists with options for handling the computer-based processing of prescriptions during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency

March 30

Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund

Amending Executive Order 03.20.20.02 to allow for the use of private professional provider[s] to conduct required plan reviews or inspections

Gov. Kemp: DCA Launches New Resources for Georgians to Access High-Speed Internet

White County warns people to observe COVID19 restrictions

March 29

Kemp, Williams: Officials Will Enforce Social Distancing at Parks, Lakes

Gov. Kemp Announces Federal Approval of Major Disaster Declaration

March 28

Kemp, DCH, DBHDD, GHA Submit Emergency Waivers to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Resolution Declaring a State of Emergency in Habersham County COVID-19 Adopted March 28, 2020

March 27

Authorizing the State Board of Education to waive certain state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and provisions to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19

Northeast Georgia Health System, Hall County, Gainesville joint resolution

ICYMI: Gov. Kemp Takes Part in Statewide Town Hall, Continues Fighting COVID-19 in Georgia

News Release, Emergency Called Meeting Public Notice and Agenda

Georgia National Guard Deploys Medical Support Teams to Fight COVID-19

March 27 2020 COVID-19 Press Release – Updated Parks Rec Program Info with Updates Highlighted

March 26

Regarding unemployment insurance claims to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19pdf

COVID19 Tourism in Whit County Media Release – 03-26-20

COVID19 WhiteCounty Daily Update 03262020 5PM Media Release

Public Notice and Agenda April 8, 2020

Hall County School District Responds to Gov’s Extension of School Closure

Closing public elementary and secondary schools through April 24, 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19

Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

White County Resolution 2020-03 State of Emergency & Protective Ordinance

March 25

Regarding Georgia driver’s licenses and identification cards, ignition interlock device requirements, etc.

Kemp, Coronavirus Task Force members to hold statewide town hall on Covid-19 response

COVID19 WhiteCounty daily update 3-25 Media Release_REVISED_534PM

COVID19 WhiteCounty Daily Media Release 03252020_5PM

Helen orders restaurant dining areas closed

Notice of Cancellation Amid COVID-19 04.06.20

Amendment to Mountain Circuit Judicial Emergency Order

March 24

Habersham County Government COVID-19 restrictions

Reducing restrictions for Child Care Learning Centers and Family Child Learning Homes to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19pdf

Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs

Habersham County Public Notice-FY2021 Budget Meetings Combined

Habersham County COVID-19 Restricted Access to Animal Control

Raffensperger Takes Unprecedented Steps to Protect Safety and Voter Integrity in Georgia

White County Schools COVID-19 update

Volunteer for Georgia’s COVID-19 response

March 23

Gov. Kemp limiting large gatherings statewide, ordering shelter in place for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for fourteen days

COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants

Expanding temporary licensing of certain medical professions to assist the State’s response to the spread of COVID-19

Gov. Kemp’s executive order for public health control measures

Hall County Schools Coronavirus update March 23

COVID19 WhiteCounty Daily Media Release 03232020_5PM

District 2 Public Health: Case reporting and symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 Restricted Access to Habersham County Animal Control

March 20

White County COVID-19 update (CHANGES IN RED)

Kemp Names Coronavirus Task Force Committees

Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund

Reducing Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19

Kemp Issues Two Executive Orders for COVID-19

Kemp, Bishop, Dougherty Co. Delegation, Cohilas, Dorough Issue Statement on COVID-19

March 19

Gov. Kemp Updates Georgians on COVID-19 Efforts

WC Tax Comm Office -Press Release

White Co Clerk of Courts Public Notice

COVID19 White County Media Release (CHANGES IN RED)

Habersham medical providers’ letter to the community

DPH on COVID-19 Testing in Georgia

Habersham County Budget Meetings Schedule FY21 – Independent Agencies

Habersham County Budget Meetings Schedule FY21 – Week 2

Habersham County Budget Meetings Schedule FY21 – Week 1

Habersham County Parks and Recreation Department COVID-19 update

ACCG notes from call with White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Association County Commissioners of Georgia Q & A 

March 18

DPH Announces Additional Deaths from COVID-19

Prioritize COVID-19 Tests for Most Vulnerable, First Responders, Health Workers

Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Applications for Small Business Emergency Loans Now Open

White County COVID-19 update

Helen City Hall closes to public

Kemp, DECAL Applaud YMCA of Metro Atlanta for Providing Child Care for Medical Workers

Gov. Kemp, Georgia Dept. of Labor Focus on Assisting Workers Affected by COVID-19

District 2 Public Health update

Notes from COVID Briefing with Senator Loeffler

Habersham County notes on Conference call with Governor Kemp

NACo COVID Conference Call Notes

March 17

Kemp Asks U.S. Small Business Administration for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Kemp, American Red Cross Encourage Georgians to Give Blood

White County Fire Station COVID19 guidelines

Postponement of Presidential Preference Primary

Kemp signs amended Fiscal Year 2020 budget

Hall County Schools coronavirus update

CDC: 15 Days to Slow the Spread

Probate Courts temporarily suspend weapons licensing

Habersham County temporary closes Senior Center and Wellness Center

March 16

Kemp: Public Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools Closed March 18 to March 31

Hall County Schools issue coronavirus update

Gov. Kemp, Georgia Health Care Association Issue Joint Statement

Habersham County Parks and Recreation suspends programs

District 2 Public Health sees first confirmed cases of COVID-19

Secretary of State Raffensperger postpones the Presidential Preference Primary

March 15

COVID-19 screening begins for visitors at Northeast Georgia Medical Center hospitals as two patients test positive

Habersham County COVID-19 preparedness update

White County COVID-19 preparedness update

When to call 911 for emergencies

Mountain Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Russell Smith announces suspension of most judicial activities in Habersham, Rabun, and Stephens counties

Mountain Judicial Circuit Court justices issue standing emergency order 

March 14

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice declares Judicial Emergency

Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

Kemp Declares Public Health State of Emergency

Habersham County COVID-19 Preparedness

March 13

Hall County School District Provides Meals During School From Home

Tallulah Falls School suspends on-campus classes until April 14

Hall County Sheriff’s Office operating normally with COVID-19 precautions

March 12

Kemp, DPH Roll Out Status Report Website for COVID-19

Hall County School Coronavirus update

Gov. Kemp Urges Calm, Announces Coronavirus Task Force Subcommittees

Joint Senate and House Release – Session Suspension 3.12.2020

March 11

Habersham Medical Center issues No Visitors Stance for Habersham Home

Georgia COVID-19 Cases: 12 Confirmed, 19 Presumed Positive

Gov. Kemp, Georgia Hospital Association Issue Joint Statement on Patient Privacy

Gov. Kemp Requests $100 Million in State Funds to Combat COVID-19

Hall County School District guidance on field trips, extracurricular activities, and employee travel

March 10

DPH: Five New Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases

Lt. Gov. Duncan: Senate will continue to allow visitors on Senate floor 

March 9

Five Additional Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases

Kemp: South Korean Passenger Tests Negative for COVID-19

March 8

Additional Presumed Positive Cases of COVID-19

Grand Princess cruise ship passengers headed to Dobbins Air Reserve Base 

March 4

Kemp, Carr: Watch out for coronavirus scams

Habersham County Schools Coronavirus Action Plan

March 3

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan Highlights State-Wide Cooperative Response to Coronavirus Disease

Household Guidance for COVID-19

March 2

Gov. Kemp confirms 2 cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

DPH: What you need to know about COVID-19

Feb. 28

Gov. Kemp names Coraonavirus Task Force

Feb. 27

Hall County Schools Addresses Corona Virus Concerns

Feb. 26

Department of Public Health – COVID-19 Preparations

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