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We want to help you stay informed with the latest COVID-19 information so that you can make sound decisions to keep yourself and those you care about as safe as possible. We will keep this page current with important information because we want you to know what we know.
We strive to offer facts from primary sources. If we can help or you have a question, please reach out. @AlpharettaDPS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
May 12 2020 Governor's executive order: Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
You can watch the press conference here:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
APRIL 30, 2020
Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 and issued the following statement:
"Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, I am urging Georgians to continue to stay home whenever possible. I want to thank the people of our great state who heeded public health advice, afforded us time to bolster our healthcare infrastructure, and flattened the curve. We were successful in these efforts, but the fight is far from over.
"In accordance with our executive orders, businesses across the Peach State must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe through May 13, 2020. Those rules vary by business type for a measured, health-driven approach.
"The health and well-being of Georgians are my top priorities, and my decisions are based on data and advice from health officials. I will do what is necessary to protect the lives – and livelihoods – of our people. I will formally extend our public health state of emergency through June 12, 2020to continue enhanced testing across Georgia, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations in every region.
"To protect vulnerable populations, I will sign an order today requiring medically fragile and elderly Georgians to continue to shelter in place through June 12, 2020. In addition, I will order long-term care facilities – including nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, and similar community living homes – to utilize enhanced infection control protocols, ensure safer living conditions, and protect residents and staff from coronavirus exposure.
"Together, we will defeat this virus and emerge stronger. Thank you, and God Bless."
Testing Information - Putting it all together.
There is a lot of information, and it would appear different avenues to get tested. We want to pass on that this is a large effort that ramped up the testing capability in our State. It may seem disjointed but it's all heading in the same direction. Our strategy has been to share facts from primary sources with you throughout this, give us a call or send us a message if we can help.
It does not appear that if you call one you will be referred to the other testing sites even if they are closer. This is less than optimal, and we have heard they are working on making a one-stop-shop method. The take home is that if you need to be tested there is plenty of capability available.
The Fulton County Board of Health is staffing a COVID-19 Hotline at 404-613-8150 . You can call this number to receive an appointment for testing. We do know that the testing site they send most callers from North Fulton is located in Alpharetta.
These sites are Fulton County Board of Health / Georgia National Guard/ Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management and collaborations with State and local jurisdictions, public safety, and emergency management organizations.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has created a webpage to give you #COVID19 testing information. There is a neat app created by Augusta University that will have you can utilize for symptoms and testing.
This website list testing sites and screening from the Georgia National Guard/Auguste University collaboration, from private providers, such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, Community Health Center Sites, as well as County Public Health information.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
There is a new look to the daily report. It is now a web page and can be accessed at the link above.