Covid-19: East Central Health District

Covid-19: East Central Health District

Coronavirus resources for Georgia's East Central Health District

COVID-19 Information for the East Central Health District

COVID-19 is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus that can make people very sick and can even cause death. Your best protection against the virus is to avoid getting infected. Wash your hands often, and limit your contact with people outside your household. >> Learn how to slow the spread of illness

Request a COVID-19 Test

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Call or Go Online to Schedule COVID-19 Testing

Individuals and healthcare providers can schedule  COVID-19 testing through the East Central Health District at no cost.

Anyone can be tested, even if you have no symptoms.

COVID-19 Testing Info

COVID-19 FAQs

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COVID-19 FAQs

We know you have a lot of questions and we want you to have factual information. We have created a web page with answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in our area.

Please note: this is a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change.

View Local COVID-19 FAQs

State of GA Violations and Questions

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Report Violations or Ask Questions

The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has set up a toll-free hotline for questions from the public about COVID-19. Gov. Kemp has also tasked several law enforcement agencies with enforcing executive orders to slow the spread of illness. Visit the link below for details.

State Hotline and Report Form

District 6 COVID-19 Weekly Case Report

This chart is updated every Wednesday afternoon.

District 6 COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County

Click here for a chart showing all confirmed cases in Georgia. The chart is updated daily at 3 p.m.

“Confirmed COVID-19 Cases”: This number represents confirmed cases only, defined as an individual with a positive molecular test. Only molecular test results are used in identifying confirmed cases. These test results are reported through multiple sources including electronic lab reporting (ELR), State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), faxed case reports and calls from providers to DPH.

“Antigen Positive Cases”: This number represents individuals with a positive antigen test. Only antigen test results are used in identifying these cases. These test results are reported through multiple sources including electronic lab reporting (ELR), State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), faxed case reports and calls from providers to DPH.

District 6 COVID-19 Hospital Availability Overview

Click here for overview for an overview of Hospital Availability for the East Central Health District. This chart is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

News from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued a “shelter in place” order for the entire state from 6 p.m. Friday, April 3rd through April 30th. He also announced that K-12 schools in Georgia will remain closed through the rest of the academic year.

Gov. Kemp has mandated more aggressive infection control measures at long-term care facilities across Georgia, and signed an order to suspend short-term vacation rentals across the state.

>> Read the Executive Order to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Georgia

>> Read Guidance and FAQs about the Executive Order

>> View all Executive Orders


Symptom Self-Checker

Apple & CDC have created an online tool to help you decide if you need medical care for COVID-19.

The “self-checker” asks a series of questions about health and exposure, and then provides recommendations on social distancing, monitoring symptoms, and when to contact a medical provider.

Symptom Self-Checker.