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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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
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
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).