- COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians who want a test, whether they have symptoms or not. Testing through public health is free. Click here for a contact list of public health testing locations across Georgia.
- Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order on September 15, 2020, extending COVID-19 restrictions for the operation of businesses, including food establishments, bars, cinemas, bowling alleys, salons, barbers, cosmetologists, amusement parks, live performance and event venues, childcare facilities, etc. The local option for requiring face coverings, subject to specific criteria, remains in place.
- The September 15 order now permits long-term care facilities to conduct in-person visitation in accordance with the DPH Administrative Order titled “Long-Term Care Facilities Reopening Guidance.” Facilities must meet specific criteria and restrictions outlined in the Administrative Order before allowing visitations.
- View all of the Governor’s Executive Orders
The Georgia Department of Public Health website has information about the COVID-19 outbreak and response in Georgia. Case counts of confirmed COVID-19 infections and deaths are updated on the website every day.
Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey addressed the Georgia Chamber of Commerce virtually in late May. Her focus was on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s contact tracing program. View the video below.