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COVID-19 GUiDANCE FOR PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS (05.13.2020)

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COVID-19 TESTING

ANYONE can now be tested for FREE, regardless of symptoms.

Do you want to be tested? Click here or on the link below.

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Submit an online testing referral here

You can also call the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Call Center at 770-514-2300. An appointment will be scheduled at the closest, most convenient Drive-Thru Testing Site.

Contact information for testing sites in each of the Georgia public health districts can be found here.

Currently, CDPH has testing sites at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County and at Hunter Park in Douglas County

Hours of operation for testing at Jim Miller Park are: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
Hours of operation for testing at Hunter Park are: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

Testing is by appointment only. Individuals who arrive without a pre-approved number from Cobb & Douglas Public Health, will not be tested.

Please Note: We are not offering Antibody testing at this time.

COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681

Executive Order for the State of Georgia – Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia (05.12.2020)

Executive Order for the State of Georgia – Renewal of public health State of Emergency (04.30.2020)

Executive Order for the State of Georgia to clarify business openings (04.23.2020)

Executive Order FAQs (04.23.2020)

Executive Order for the State of Georgia allowing some business openings (04.20.2020)


Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Department of Public Health Daily COVID-19 Status Report

Healthcare providers should report this disease to: 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) and ask for a Medical Epidemiologist.

MASK RECOMMENDATIONS AS OF APRIL 3, 2020.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health agrees with the CDC and also recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where social distancing may be difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The use of simple cloth face coverings may help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. These cloth face coverings (made from household items like T-shirts, bandanas, etc.) can be used as an additional public health measure.

However, we still want to emphasize that sheltering in place, maintaining social distancing and frequent hand washing are our most important tools to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

It is important to note that the cloth face coverings recommended by the CDC and CDPH are NOT surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those MUST continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Watch the video below on how to make a cloth face mask at home, no sewing required.

ADVICE TO SLOW COMMUNITY SPREAD

  • Stay home and go out only for essentials like food and medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wear a cloth mask and maintain 6-feet social distancing when out in public.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Use the materials linked below to remind your kids, family or employees about the danger of germs!

Stop the Spread of Germs:

Protect Yourself Against Germs (For Kids):

Wash Your Hands (For Kids):

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), in consultation with the CDC, is evaluating patient information received from healthcare providers about potential cases of coronavirus in Georgia.

What You Need To Know:

When to Call 911:

ARE YOU SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

GUIDANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For Businesses and Workplaces

For Community Organizations

For Health Care Professionals

For Municipal Operations

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

TRAVEL

VIDEOS FROM COBB AND DOUGLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT

May 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Report with Dr. Janet Memark WATCH HERE

May 18, 2020 – COVID-19 in Cobb Update with Dr. Janet Memark WATCH HERE

May 1, 2020 – Shelter in Place Lifted WATCH HERE

April 17, 2020 – Interview w/ Dr Janet Memark About Expanded COVID-19 Testing. WATCH HERE

April 9, 2020 – COVID19 Weekly Report 2020. WATCH HERE

April 8, 2020 – A Few Good Minutes with Dr Janet Memark. WATCH HERE

March 24, 2020 – Cobb County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting: COVID-19. WATCH HERE

March 13, 2020 – Chairman Jackson Jones and Dr. Janet Memark release a statement to the residents of Douglas County regarding COVID-19. WATCH HERE

March 12, 2020 – Chairman Mike Boyce and Dr. Janet Memark have the latest on the county’s COVID-19 virus response in this rapidly-changing situation. WATCH HERE

March 9, 2020 – Chairman Mike Boyce and a large Cobb contingent attended a briefing at Dobbins ARB where they are preparing to quarantine dozens of cruise ship passengers.  Watch his update following this briefing. WATCH HERE

March 8, 2020 – Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce, along with Cobb & Douglas Public Health Director Dr. Janet Memark, released a statement following an early-morning meeting with health and public safety officials about quarantined cruise ship passengers coming to Dobbins ARB. WATCH HERE

For more detailed information about COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html