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 – June 21 2021 17:00:12

As of June 21, 2021, more than 177.3 million people had received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, more than 150 million are fully vaccinated. If you’re fully vaccinated, you can do things you stopped doing

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2021 13:06:05

If you have an underlying health condition or take a medication that weakens your immune system, talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue taking precautions against #COVID19 after you’re fully vaccinated. More: https://t.co/FJMon7WlFO. https://t.co/5wAVrs82bo

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2021 12:01:30

The weekly #COVID19 vaccination rate was lower among younger adults and has slowed for all ages in recent weeks. Efforts are needed to improve vaccination coverage for all ages, especially groups with lower uptake, such as younger adults. More @CDCMMWR:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2021 12:01:29

A new @CDCMMWR finds that by May 22, 2021, 57% of people 18 and older had received 1 or more #COVID19 vaccine doses. Vaccination coverage was highest among those 65 and older (80%) and lowest among those 18–29 (38%). Learn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2021 11:10:03

A new @CDCMWMR examines whether adults 18–39 surveyed March–May intended to get a #COVID19 vaccine. Vaccine side effects & safety remained common concerns for people unsure about getting vaccinated & more information could help persuade them to be. More: https://t.co/dmyIjJIuT6.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2021 10:45:03

Join today’s CDC #COVID19 Partner Update Call, “A Call to Action: Mobilizing America to Vaccinate Against COVID-19,” at 3:00 pm EDT. Retweet and Register: https://t.co/px0Roa4es6. https://t.co/Oi3enyUWgl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2021 15:04:02

You can use CDC’s Nowcast to predict variants of the virus that causes #COVID19 in the United States. Use this data tool to see the estimated proportions of different variants in each region: https://t.co/Oymzenmv0N. https://t.co/XcIOM5LzwJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2021 14:11:00

How do we know #COVID19 vaccines are safe? CDC & @US_FDA have safety monitoring systems to make sure every vaccine is as safe as possible. One system, VAERS, records adverse events from patients and doctors and can signal a potential

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2021 13:02:03

You can get a #COVID19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu and shingles, at the same visit. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccines. Side effects are the same if vaccines are given alone or together. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2021 12:01:26

When you receive a #COVID19 vaccine, it’s important to know when you are fully vaccinated. It’s not instant. COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/TRZRzx3cym. https://t.co/zSgjwvp7WQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2021 10:00:58

Real-world data on mRNA #COVID19 vaccines show two doses offer better protection than one. Follow up for your second dose to get the most benefit. Learn more: https://t.co/bRD9Qrbhdw. https://t.co/sOCLrEWzq8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2021 17:37:51

Father’s Day is a special time for many families. People who are fully vaccinated against #COVID19 can celebrate the day inside or outside without wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart. Learn more: https://t.co/FC2Js66xnt. https://t.co/DaJFjDs2jn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2021 17:37:52

If you are not fully vaccinated against #COVID19, celebrate with people who live with you, have a virtual meal with family, or host an outdoor event. More: https://t.co/PamSx6NqyB. https://t.co/mJ1YzjhU8W

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

As of June 14, national forecasts predict 600–3,600 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending July 10. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 604,000–613,000. More: https://t.co/rcqjOX3Ypl. https://t.co/YgrCWWWPQF