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 2020 14:00:01

#SocialDistancing is one of the best tools to avoid being exposed to #COVID19. To help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19, keep key times in mind for when to #SocialDistance. Learn more: https://t.co/k5GuyJX2RI. https://t.co/ntWNllSJYE

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 13:18:02

Over 16,000 workers in meat and poultry processing facilities in 23 states were infected with #COVID19 in April and May. Learn more about infections among workers at meat and poultry processing facilities and steps facilities can take to slow the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 15:39:02

Stigma hurts everyone. No single group, ethnicity or population in the U.S. is more likely to spread #COVID19 than others. Find out how to stop COVID-19 stigma in your community at https://t.co/eLn38IAOPe. https://t.co/5zPIyMa84G

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 12:15:07

July is National #MinorityMentalHealth Awareness Month. Protect your mental and emotional health during #COVID19. Learn healthy ways to cope with stress, like exercising. Get tips and resources from CDC: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV. #mentalhealthawareness https://t.co/IreUUO2YoM

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2020 16:07:02

Looking to make a splash this summer? Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of #COVID19 for those who operate public pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds: https://t.co/alusJ6iHDg https://t.co/4gB6PmtvXH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2020 15:01:46

If you plan to use rideshares or taxis, protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your ride. Wear a cloth face covering, as able, and practice hand hygiene when leaving the vehicle AND when you arrive at your destination. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 19:22:43

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that the percentage of people testing positive nationally for #COVID19 continues to increase, particularly in the Southeast, Southwest/coast, and South-central parts of the country. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/gqvEO6ZsZw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 17:30:34

As of June 29, forecasts suggest 11 states are likely to report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than the previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 140,000 and 160,000 total deaths are expected by July 24: https://t.co/Ft6cgmaMPX https://t.co/ojzFd3UhIB