IMPORTANT INFORMATION VIA WEBSITES AND APPS

Georgia Department of Public Health  - www.dph.georgia.gov
To track cases in Georgia, keep this website handy. It is updated by our Georgia Department of Public Health at Noon & 7 PM: https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-department-public-health-covid-19-daily-status-report.

Georgia Emergency Management Services - www.gema.ga.gov

Center for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov

Federal Coronavirus Website - www.coronavirus.gov

Georgia Department of Education - www.gadoe.org

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities - https://dbhdd.georgia.gov

Georgia Department of Driver Services - https://dds.georgia.gov/coronavirus-covid-19
DDS has issued a 120-day extension for drivers 60 years old and older in driver license renewals.

Apple Inc. released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they 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.
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0327-statement-covid-19-apple-app.html
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Resources to Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis
155th Georgia General Assembly
Second Session 2020- Suspended
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

COVID-19 Hotline - (844) 442-2681 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) To clarify, this tip line is dedicated to non-symptomatic and non-exposure related COVID-19 calls.

The Georgia Crisis & Access Line is 800-715-4225 and is 24/7

DECAL Hotline: 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS or 1-877-255-42-5437
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Official website - Gov.ga.gov
People can follow on social media (https://twitter.com/GovKemp) for the most up-to-date information as things are changing quickly.

Executive Orders
https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders-0/2020-executive-orders

Governor’s Press Releases
https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases
UTILITIES

In response to the loss of jobs and income during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Georgia utility companies, (light, gas, water, phone, etc.) have suspended disconnecting service due to nonpayment. To see if this applies to your provider, you may download a listing of companies currently providing this service at the following website under the Coronavirus Information headings, last paragraph in gray box: https://gema.georgia.gov
BUSINESS RESOURCES

Georgia Chamber of Commerce - www.gachamber.com/covid19

SBA Disaster Loan Program
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans.pdf
It outlines who is eligible, for how much they are eligible, and the process and requirements to receive the loan.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities https://dbhdd.georgia.gov

Small Business Administration:
Georgia SBA application approved!
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations

Georgia Department of Labor:
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is beginning to see an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors as a result of recent developments of COVID-19.  As of an emergency ruling this week by the Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler, employers are mandated to electronically file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily lay workers off.  All Georgia employers will share in the cost of unemployment benefits paid to employees temporarily displaced due to COVID-19 easing the stress on business owners during this health crisis. These emergency rulings will help to simplify the process and get workers paid. All career centers are closed to the public, but employees are still working to process claims. Additional information can be found on the following link:
https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services or by contacting Tammy Liner, Phone: 404.232.7383, Email: Tammy.Liner AT gdol.ga.gov (Email not a live link due to spam.)
WHO SHOULD BE TESTED NOW

First responders
Healthcare providers
65 years or older with 99.6 degree or higher temperature

VARIOUS CLOSURES

School Closures: All public schools closed through April 24, and Milestones testing has been suspended as well as attendance requirements.

University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia have all moved to online courses through the end of the semester except for students who need in-person experience (Clinicals).

All bars statewide are closed.

Public beaches are closed.

Restrictions are in place for nursing home visitation. See CMS rule at:
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-announces-new-measures-protect-nursing-home-residents-covid-19
Statewide Shelter-in-Place Executive Order
Effective 6:00 PM, Friday, April 3rd, 2020 until 11:59 PM, Monday, April 13, 2020
Executive Order Shelter-in-Place Link

Shelter-in-Place Guidance Handout Link
9 pages

22 pages