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COVID-19 TESTING

ANYONE can now be tested for FREE, regardless of symptoms. To be tested, you must submit an online testing referral form. This form includes a questionnaire and lets you register for drive-up testing at a designated time at one of our two locations. After completing the form, you will be supplied with a number that must be presented at the time of testing.

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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 the Douglas Public Health Center in Douglas County.

Hours of operation for testing at Jim Miller Park are:
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 a.m. – Noon

Hours of operation for testing at the Douglas Public Health Center are:
Monday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be tested.

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

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS (07.08.2020)

What You Need to Know about COVID-19 and Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is the process of quickly identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to COVID-19 to prevent additional transmission. Learn more by reading the FAQs.

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COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681

Executive Order for the State of Georgia – Empowering a Healthy Georgia (06.11.2020)

Executive Order for the State of Georgia – Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on Mar. 14 (05.28.2020)

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

Cobb County Government Community Hub

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:

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