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Posted on: March 4, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs, INFO & HOTLINE 1-844-442-2681

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Check here as often as you like for updates with COVID-19 more commonly known as the Coronavirus.  County Officials are in communication on a daily basis with different regional and state officials regarding COVID-19 and we will do our best to keep you updated.  Because of the large amount of information available and how quickly it updates we are including links to the Center for Disease Control CDC website as well as the Georgia Depart of Health website.  

Please know that if any major changes take place we will notify you.  We have several ways we communicate with the public and we use as many ways as possible to reach as many people as possible. Some of the ways we communicate include, website updates, social media, local news publications, and Facebook live. (Here’s the link to our Facebook page Dade County Georgia Facebook) If you don’t follow us on Facebook make sure to like our page and change us to "see first" in your notification settings.

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Are you curious to know the Phases the White House will be use to Open Up America Again? Here’s a link to tell you more: White House Guidelines

For help and guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 use this link: OSHA Guidelines for the Workplace

Here’s a Q&A link from Governor Kemp’s office regarding re-opening Georgia: Q&A Handout

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FEMA Rumor Control Website

Center for Disease Control Website

Georgia Department of Health Website

Dade County Georgia Facebook Page

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report - This updates daily at noon and 7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Basics  (use this link to Johns Hopkins Website to see their FAQ’s and COVID-19 Basics)

DPH Return to Work Guidelines

DPH Administrative Order

DPH Quarantine Protocol

DPH News Release 9-9-2020

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Location: Catoosa Co. Health department on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Times: 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm.

Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church in LaFayette on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Times: 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm.

Beginning Monday 11/30/2020, Dade County Health Department will offer Rapid Covid 19 testing, free of charge for any person with symptoms (which started within 7 days from testing date).
You MUST CALL the health department at (706-657-4213) to be screened for symptoms and they will be given an appointment time and testing instructions. 

For information about COVID-19 testing in a specific county, including locations, days, and hours, please visit the Facebook page for that county’s health department. For information about all Northwest Health District COVID-19 test sites, please go to

Dade County Department of Public Health
71 Case Avenue #H100, Trenton, Georgia 30752

Other Testing Locations and Information
Lawson Medical, Trenton GA 706-657-3200 / Hours of Operation: Monday & Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
LaFayette Ready Clinic 1-706-620-0200

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Use this link to find out how to make your own cloth face mask 
CDC - How to Make Cloth Mask

Local Places to purchase masks
J.B.’s Variety Store - 706-657-2874
The Little Rag Quilt - 256-601-4421

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Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency 9.1.2020
Empowering a Healthy Georgia 9.1.2020

Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency 6.29.2020
Governor Kemp Executive Order 6.29.2020

Governor Kemp Executive Order 6.11.2020

Governor Kemp Executive Order: Shelter in Place 4.2.2020
Governor Kemp Executive Order - Opening Georgia 4.20.2020
Shelter in Place Handout

GEMA Shelter in Place Handout

Executive Order - Suspension of Short Term Rentals 4/9/2020

Executive Order - Nursing Homes 4/9/2020

Executive Order - National Guard 4/9/2020

Guide to Essential Businesses Webpage

Guide to Essential Businesses Printable

Do you have questions about what is considered an essential business? Use this link to send a request for information directly to the Governor’s office:
Essential Business Guide REQUEST FORM

Executive Order - Deputizing Sheriffs

Governor Kemp Declaration of State of Emergency 3.15.2020

Executive Order - Shelter in Place 3.23.2020

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Financial Assistance Information & Links

Dislocated Worker Grant - Those who lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for a job at the county.  Please contact Paula Stallings at 706-657-4625 for additional information. Paul will be available in our office each Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

To file unemployment claims due to COVID-19 use these links: 

Unemployment Benefits in Georgia

For Small Business Loans use this link:

Small Business Loan Information Packet

USDA is providing critical support to our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please use these links:

CFAP General Fact Sheet

USDA May 2020 Newsletter


Q.) Can I go to the Grocery Store?      A.) Yes, food is considered essential

Q.) Can I go the Doctor’s Office?         A.) Yes, this is considered essential

Q.) Can I go the the Pharmacy?          A.) Yes, this is considered essential

Q.) Can I drop my kids off at their other parents home?    A.) Yes, this is considered essential

For more  questions about what is considered legally acceptable please contact the Governor’s Office at 404-656-1776

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KEEP HANDS CLEAN by washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE with a tissue when you cough and sneeze
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE with unwashed hands; its the easiest way for germs to enter your body
EAT HEALTHY and balanced meals to strengthen your immune system
EXERCISE boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness

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Myth and Facts website  - Click on this link to see emergency preparedness logo

Click this link to read about the Formation of The Northwest Georgia COVID-19 Task Force

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