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 – April 21 2021 12:55:04

#DYK? Risk for severe illness from #COVID19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. #GetInvolved: Help older adults in your family or community by offering to make their vaccination appointment or driving them to get their shot. Learn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2021 11:11:02

A new @CDCMMWR found #COVID19 vaccination was effective in Chicago skilled nursing facilities. Among vaccinated residents and staff who got COVID-19 after 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, most had no symptoms or mild illness. https://t.co/9ALO3mPykl. https://t.co/6JnYoxOUZG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 17:00:37

#WearAMask in public to help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. When choosing a mask, make sure it fits snugly against your face, covers your nose and mouth, and has multiple layers. More on masks: https://t.co/easmKh2UTu. https://t.co/Fy75HNcNJG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 16:37:02

#DYK? CDC’s COVID Data Tracker includes demographic information about people who have received a #COVID19 vaccine. See how many people by age group have been fully vaccinated. Learn more: https://t.co/ZIUYQvbbw7. https://t.co/10H9uFPxoA

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 15:55:03

DYK? If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with #COVID19, you can get tested for free nationwide. To find a free testing site, visit your health department website or the HHS Community-Based Testing Sites webpage: https://t.co/sVVD3eFQKN. https://t.co/H1TJC3KWqi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 14:44:01

Health Departments: You play an important role in teaching your community about #COVID19 vaccines. CDC’s new toolkit has tools to help you educate community members about COVID-19 vaccines and address their questions and concerns. See it here: https://t.co/Uqx5kFiSHK. https://t.co/7qto0vcUHC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 14:27:08

If you are fully vaccinated against #COVID19, you can observe #Ramadan safely with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks. Learn more about CDC’s recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19: https://t.co/FJMon7WlFO. https://t.co/RbEmsSkSo3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 11:10:03

The recent pause on Johnson & Johnson’s #COVID19 Vaccine shows that safety monitoring systems, like the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), are working. Learn about VAERS: https://t.co/ICtaPJQg89. https://t.co/BwOhjWjVWf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2021 09:05:06

If you need to use public transportation, take steps to protect yourself and others from #COVID19. Stay up-to-date with information from transit authorities, #WearAMask, avoid touching surfaces, and stay at least 6 feet apart. Learn more: https://t.co/x1x4xRmezc. https://t.co/Jle60lhe4w

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2021 17:00:15

#COVID19 vaccines are a safe way to build protection. As of April 19, more than 132.3 million people in the United States had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 85.3 million are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2021 16:16:02

Youth sports administrators & coaches: CDC has a toolkit to protect teams & players and communicate with your community during #COVID19. Find guidance and planning documents, web resources, posters, fact sheets, & more: https://t.co/uBIxxJVQRR. https://t.co/HAQnjnkRQC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2021 14:13:03

CDC has new recommendations for participants at adult day care & their caregivers. Protect yourself & others from #COVID19. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, wash your hands often, & get a #COVID19 vaccine when it’s available

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2021 13:14:05

While Johnson & Johnson’s #COVID19 Vaccine remains paused, you can still get the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. If you were scheduled to get the J&J vaccine, work with your vaccination provider to reschedule to get a different vaccine. More: https://t.co/SVTRkAZ7gj.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2021 12:20:05

#DYK CDC works with state, territorial, local, and tribal public health experts to provide #COVID19 solutions to advance health equity around the country? Learn more: https://t.co/8HqUGpQvjn. https://t.co/p0tXRhmZZn