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State Officials Prepare Hard Labor Creek State Park for COVID-19 Isolation

Governor Brian Kemp announced today that Hard Labor Creek State Park, located about 30 miles southwest of Athens, has been named as a site for isolation and monitoring of patients possibly exposed to COVID-19. In a statement, the Governor's office stressed that no patients are currently being transferred to the park.

The Governor's office characterized the move as being driven by "an abundance of caution." 

As part of the preparations, seven emergency trailers have been delivered to an isolated portion of the park, and further materials are also being dispatched. The Department of Public Safety will provide security for the area, which is limited to official use only.

The selection of Hard Labor Creek was announced in conjunction with the Departments of Public Health, Public Safety, and Natural Resources.