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 – May 14 2021 11:10:06

#Parents: Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible for #COVID19 vaccination. Help protect your family by planning to get everyone who’s eligible vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can. More: https://t.co/p4fdYarnsK. https://t.co/hrYLVBQ7Y1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 17:00:04

As of May 10, national forecasts predict 1,500–5,500 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending June 5. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 591,000–602,000. More: https://t.co/rcqjOX3Ypl. https://t.co/P2IPC22L8h

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 16:08:00

#DYK? Some #COVID19 vaccines require 2 doses. Make sure to get the 2nd dose for the most protection. Get the 2nd shot as close as possible to the recommended interval. Full details here: https://t.co/YrWuIXfAxW. https://t.co/nHeX8N9AqG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 15:00:46

Testing for #COVID19 at home? Go to @CDCgov At-Home Testing web page for tips on performing the test and understanding your results. New visual aids can help you collect your specimen properly. Learn more: https://t.co/tKMAXiYcrn. https://t.co/LebvmFwLhx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 14:35:19

UPDATE: If you are fully vaccinated against #COVID19, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, incl. local business and workplace guidance. More: https://t.co/FJMon7WlFO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 14:10:04

A new @CDCMMWR shows that a free community-based #COVID19 testing initiative in Chicago was effective at reaching people living in communities with less access to testing and disproportionately higher COVID-19 rates. More: https://t.co/j8YjdAHagN. https://t.co/Mp7iPR9FZD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 13:10:04

New @CDCMMWR reiterates that people with #COVID19 symptoms and a negative #antigen test should get a confirmatory RT-PCR test & continue to practice measures like wearing a mask and staying 6ft from others to prevent the spread while awaiting confirmation.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 12:09:06

#HCPs: Your patients 12 years & older are now eligible to get a #COVID19 vaccine. Talk to your patients & their parents about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination. Answer their questions, so they can feel confident in their decision to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 11:01:08

DYK? Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible to get a #COVID19 vaccine. Have your family #SleeveUp 💪 for their vaccine as soon as they can and join millions of others across the United States in helping to stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2021 11:01:11

Now that children ages 12 and older are eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine, families are one step closer to enjoying moments they’ve missed, like visits with grandparents! More: https://t.co/p4fdYarnsK. https://t.co/5pt36MdFNW