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 30 2020 12:21:01

CDC has launched new long-term care training series for staff. Watch five short videos to help refresh infection prevention knowledge and keep #COVID19 out of your facility. https://t.co/Se9PmcEcKL https://t.co/dMO6IK9dOT

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 11:05:08

Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, & practice physical distancing by putting space between yourself & others. https://t.co/WaI3wjePtU https://t.co/1Tl8eZA4EV

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 18:10:30

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the % of visits to doctor’s offices and ERs for illnesses with symptoms compatible with #COVID19 continued to decline or remain stable at low levels, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 15:15:15

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice social distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:28:02

“The scale is unprecedented… We can’t think of it like anything we’ve known before.” Johns Brooks, a CDC #diseasedetective, is part of a team poring over hundreds of publications on #COVID19, looking for ways to slow the spread of the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:07:28

The identification on Feb. 26, 2020, of a patient with COVID-19 & no travel history, indicated the likelihood of community spread. Until late Feb., #COVID19 incidence was too low to be detected by emergency department surveillance. More from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/wvl3kMiGiv.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:05:13

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 12:00:26

Clinicians: See CDC’s new interim guidelines now available for using #COVID19 antibody tests in clinical settings. Guidelines include recommendations for choosing tests and testing strategy. Learn more: https://t.co/fOJhrmy31S. https://t.co/8OFOkWnouX

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 11:41:00

You can help protect others from #COVID19 by social distancing & wearing a cloth face covering that fits snugly and reaches above your nose, below your chin, and completely covers your mouth and nostrils. Watch this video featuring @CDCDirector. https://t.co/lxWMe4NUBD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 11:01:06

Wildland #firefighters: Do you have questions about safely responding to fires at different geographic locations during #COVID19? Find answers to your frequently asked questions: https://t.co/DCd1yfgWtY https://t.co/uiAw2neEp7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 18:35:06

.@CDCgov offers technical assistance & resources to help inform state & local school systems as they work with health officials to make community-based decisions on opening K-12 schools during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/kuO5Vi6uuN https://t.co/gpB7zuZH46

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 17:41:01

This week, CDC received 15 models to forecast possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of May 25, the forecasts suggest the increase in total number of deaths to continue to slow but exceed 115,000 by June 20. Forecasts vary