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 – July 07 2021 13:00:24

Some people with disabilities and certain underlying health conditions are at higher risk for #COVID19. Learn how a health equity project is providing critical information to people more likely to get sick from COVID-19: https://t.co/Ryp7vu5lbi. https://t.co/iHyzu8YRoQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2021 12:30:21

Almost everyone in the U.S. lives within 5 miles of a #COVID19 vaccination site. Ways to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you: 🔍 Search https://t.co/HPNsJZVlIN 📱 Text your ZIP code to 438829 📞 Call 1-800-232-0233 Visit https://t.co/HPNsJZVlIN for more information.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2021 09:05:05

The best #COVID19 vaccine is any one that’s available to you. Don’t wait for a specific brand. All three currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Learn more and get vaccinated as soon as you can: https://t.co/gpHAB0vbxW.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2021 17:00:08

New: CDC’s COVID Data Tracker now displays trends in people in the U.S. who have gotten vaccinated along with trends in cases, by age group. In all age groups, as #COVID19 vaccination rates went up, cases went down. See the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2021 16:00:11

As of July 6, 2021, more than 182 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, more than 157 million are fully vaccinated. Once you’re fully vaccinated, you can do things you stopped doing

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2021 13:00:01

#COVID19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, like pain or redness where you got the shot, or tiredness. These are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2021 11:10:43

In a new @CDCMMWR, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends everyone 12 & older get a #COVID19 vaccine. The benefits of vaccination in preventing illness & death outweigh the rare risk of heart inflammation after vaccination. More: https://t.co/iPjbhU5jeV. https://t.co/IggrZ4DX7L

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2021 11:10:44

While your teen is getting back-to-school vaccinations, make sure they get a #COVID19 vaccine, too. It takes 2 weeks after the second dose for adolescents to be fully vaccinated, so be sure your teen is protected against COVID-19 when they

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 05 2021 16:55:02

#PrepYourHealth for hurricane season. • Make an #emergency plan • Collect supplies & create “go kits” for your family • Know a safe place to shelter • Have several ways to receive weather alerts • Get a #COVID19 vaccine as

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 05 2021 11:00:01

#PrepYourHealth for #hurricane season during the #COVID19 pandemic. Make an emergency plan and get a COVID-19 vaccine for every family member over 12 as soon as you can. For more ways to keep yourself and loved ones safe: https://t.co/PxiLbxcieM. #HurricanePrep

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 04 2021 11:00:47

Summer’s here & the water’s fine! Get vaccinated against #COVID19 before visiting pools & beaches. If you’re not fully vaccinated: • Stay 6 ft from people who don’t live with you. • Wear a mask indoors, except in the water.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2021 13:47:02

Trusted polio outreach teams pivoted to distribute lifesaving #COVID19 education materials & hand soap to people in rural Afghanistan. Read how Afghanistan’s Polio Program is supporting the country’s response to COVID-19 & other health equity initiatives: https://t.co/Ryp7vu5lbi. https://t.co/wmqhjbk6C0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2021 09:00:20

#PrepYourHealth for #hurricane season. • Make an emergency plan • Collect supplies & create “go kits” • Know a safe place to shelter • Have several ways to receive weather alerts • Get a #COVID19 vaccine as soon as you

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2021 14:50:01

The U.S. has made great progress in the fight against #COVID19, but more needs to be done to reach freedom from the virus. As variants spread, vaccines will help protect you and the people you love. Read more about the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2021 14:20:02

A CDC study shows mRNA #COVID19 vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91%. If you are vaccinated & still get COVID-19, there are other benefits of vaccination, like fewer sick days & reduced risk of symptoms like fever or chills.