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Mayor KeenerYour City is continuing to follow the updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and will provide daily updates on what we can all do to minimize the risk to citizens who may be at increased risk. The City is committed to continuing to provide services while minimizing the risk, like sanitizing the transit and other public locations and considering the safety at public gatherings.

Monday the Georgia DPH and Gov. Brian Kemp announced five additional presumptive positive COVID‑19 cases in Georgia.

Currently, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the following counties:

  • Fulton County
  • Floyd County
  • Polk County
  • Cobb County

Currently, there are presumptive Positive COVID-19 waiting for confirmation from the CDC in the following counties:

  • Fulton County
  • Cobb County
  • Fayette County
  • DeKalb County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Cherokee County

According to the DPH, the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus continue to be:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid handshakes and practice social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface.

CDC – What you should know - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
Georgia DPH - https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronaviru

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