IMPORTANT INFORMATION VIA WEBSITES AND APPS
Georgia Department of Public Health - www.dph.georgia.gov
To track cases in Georgia, keep this website handy.
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.
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Resources to Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis
155th Georgia General Assembly
Second Session 2020- Suspended Until Mid June
COVID-19 Crisis Resources Listed Below
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
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.
Governor’s Press Releases
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 Chamber of Commerce - www.gachamber.com/covid19
SBA Disaster Loan Program
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!
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.)
Sen. William Ligon Announces Winners of
National Day of Prayer High School Essay Contest
During this year’s National Day of Prayer Essay Contest, students wrote essays to "Explain How the Tradition of the National Day of Prayer Began by Tracing Its Early Beginnings in American History until the Present Day” and submitted their own Prayer Proclamations “Urging People to Seek God during this Pandemic.”
First place prize went to Isabel Milner, an 11th grade student at Glynn Academy. She will received a $300 check for her first place finish. Mikayla M. Hullihan, a 12th grade student at McIntosh County Academy, won second place and received a check for $200. Kenzington Deal, also a 12th grade student at McIntosh County Academy, placed third and received a check for $100.
"I am pleased to see that even when school is out of session, we have students who are determined to not only use their time and opportunities wisely, but are also eager to embrace challenges like this one to improve their writing and research skills,” stated Senator Ligon. “The National Day of Prayer is a unique opportunity to encourage students to research our religious history so they can discover for themselves how American leaders have sought God and his mercy for our nation in troubled times. Hopefully this will help them better understand, value, and protect America’s first freedom.”