As COVID-19 has disrupted so many areas of our daily lives, finding accurate information has become increasingly difficult. In an effort to help we have put this resource together that sources information, in near real time, about COVID-19. Currently we are sourcing information through Twitter from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the GA Department of Public Health. We are also coordinating with City and County officials to provide you the most accurate, local information possible.

City of Ocilla and Irwin County Commission Joint Statement

Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration

This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. You can read the full press release here. You can also view the Work Source Georgia release here.

To access the SBA disaster loan site visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/

How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan: Is your business or non-profit organization feeling the impact of the response to COVID-19? Are you considering applying for an SBA disaster relief loan? Join Forward Forsyth's Existing Industry Project Manager, Alex Warner, to learn if the loan program is right for you. Alex will also walk participants through the steps of applying. You can access this resource and view the video tutorial here.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 29 2020 13:59:02

A new @CDCMMWR details rapid spread of #COVID19 at a university shortly after opening. Many of the cases were linked to residence halls, fraternities/sororities, off-campus apartments, & athletic teams. Learn more: https://t.co/TVDq49frkF. https://t.co/MBz6HMH3Qg

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 29 2020 13:13:03

New @CDCMMWR shows #COVID19 infections among 18-22 year-olds increased more than 50% from early August to early Sept. Everyone needs to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, wash hands often, & stay

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 28 2020 11:46:05

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that adults 65 and older and adults ages 50 – 64 have the highest cumulative #COVID19-associated hospitalization rates, followed by adults ages 18 – 49, children ages 0 – 4, and children ages 5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 28 2020 10:01:40

When you #WearAMask, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. When others wear their mask, they help protect those around them, including you. Learn how to wear your mask correctly: https://t.co/cCJRgXDQAk #DoYourPart #PrepYourHealth #NatlPrep https://t.co/gMRrjAJ9Bq

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 27 2020 13:45:02

#WearAMask in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but be sure to wear it the right way. Position your mask so that it fully covers your nose and mouth. If you’re not wearing your mask properly, #COVID19 particles

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 26 2020 16:16:02

#WearAMask to help slow the spread of #COVID19. When removing your mask, handle only the ear loops or ties, and fold the outside corners together. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and wash your hands after

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 26 2020 13:00:45

If you‘re sick with #COVID19 & your pet becomes sick, don’t take your pet to the veterinary clinic yourself. Call your veterinarian & let them know you have been sick with COVID-19. https://t.co/gNCS7iwcNK https://t.co/UaxNJzyfHP

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 18:02:53

As of September 21, national forecasts predict 3,400 to 7,400 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending October 17. These forecasts predict 214,000 to 226,000 total COVID-19 deaths in the US by October 17. More: https://t.co/Ft6cgmaMPX https://t.co/ODHv6Z4h5p

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 16:49:02

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that the percentage of people testing positive for #COVID19 continued to decline nationally. However, three regions (Central, Mountain, and Pacific Northwest) saw increases in this percentage: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb. https://t.co/KnlcyeuiSD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 16:00:21

School administrators: Learn more about the indicators you can use to prepare, plan, and respond to #COVID19. For each indicator, we provide benchmarks for lowest to highest COVID-19 risks for school operations. Learn more: https://t.co/Wytp7O8Wgx. https://t.co/JVHTadrccQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 15:29:01

#Parent: Think your child may have #COVID19? Keep your child home and call your child’s healthcare provider. If you think your child needs emergency care, call 911 or go to the ER immediately. Learn more: https://t.co/sB0kheLLUa. https://t.co/MkqwDW54Gt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 15:04:02

As of September 14, national forecasts predict 3,000 to 7,100 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending October 10. These forecasts predict 207,000 to 218,000 total COVID-19 deaths in the US by October 10. More: https://t.co/Ft6cgmaMPX. https://t.co/W6wweX3WA9

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 12:53:03

Help meet the physical, spiritual, and mental health needs of your community by working together. Connecting people with goods and services, such as food or shelter, is one way community and faith-based orgs can promote #HealthEquity during #COVID19. More: https://t.co/rnR7s1xKPp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – September 25 2020 10:30:36

Parents: Your child may be more likely to get severely ill from #COVID19 if they are younger than 1 or have certain medical conditions. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider about your child’s risk and how to keep your child