Public Health State of Emergency in place through November 9
On Wednesday, September 30, Governor Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency through November 9. The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing and healthcare capacity.
In addition, Governor Kemp issued additional guidance on empowering a healthy Georgia on September 30. Read the latest executive order (09.30.20.02).
Georgians are still urged to practice social distancing and refrain from gathering. All residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable when outside their homes, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. Residents and visitors should also practice sanitation in accordance with CDC guidelines.
The new order extends the limit on public gatherings through October 15. Public gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people in a single location, unless attendees maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
Residents and visitors who meet criteria for being at higher risk of severe illness must continue to shelter in place through October 15. These criteria include those living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, those who are immunocompromised, and those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, severe heart disease, class III or severe obesity, or one of the following underlying medical conditions: diabetes, liver disease, or chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
The state has provided guidance to help businesses, like restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, food establishments, and more understand restrictions and requirements for operating during this time.
The Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Health are partnering to promote simple but critical measures that will keep Georgians safe from COVID-19. Wear a face covering, wash your hands, regularly sanitize surfaces, and stay six feet away from others. For more information about how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do if you are sick, please visit Coronavirus.gov.
COVID–19- Gwinnett Emergency Order Hotline call center
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am–7:00pm.
After business hours, we are encouraging reporting through email addresses that were previously established
The county’s website provides helpful information that will be updated with additional questions and answers as they become available.
Emergency assistance available to seniors
Emergency assistance for seniors is available for those who are over 60. If you or someone you know is over 60 and facing hunger, health, or mobility issues, please call 678.377.4150 to speak with Senior Services staff.
GEMA Provides Information on Ways to Get Referrals for COVID-19 Testing and Testing Site Locations
Testing for COVID-19 has become more widely available over the last few weeks. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency has released information on ways to get referrals for testing and testing site locations. Identifying individuals who are positive and encouraging them to self-quarantine is a key factor in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please make sure to share this information with your community.
Please stay safe and healthy,
United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc.