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Mental Health Resources Available

15 hours ago

Anyone feeling overwhelmed by circumstances can receive confidential help at the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. That number is available 24 hours a day.

NAMI or the National Alliance on Mental Illness visit www.nami.org/#, for tips on how to protect your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak and more. Advantage Behavioral Health www.advantagebns.org, or call 706-369-6363.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Georgia

16 hours ago

BBB is a trusted source during this pandemic. We want to provide other resources that will help consumers and businesses during these uncertain times. BBB is open and continuing to serve the public. Consumers may call 404-766-0875 or email at info@atlanta.bbb.org  for assistance.

Georgia State Chamber: COVID-19 Information

Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

All Georgians will be required to shelter-in-place as a result of Governor Brian Kemp ordering the statewide measure, effective as of 6 o’ clock this evening. The order will remain in effect until April 13.

It does allow Georgians to buy groceries, fill prescriptions, get medical equipment, exercise outside, go to doctors’ appointments and more.

In the order, all businesses, establishments, corporations, nonprofits or organizations not considered critical are only to engage in the minimum activities needed to maintain the organization.

Stay-Home Order Could Roll Back Some Local Restrictions

17 hours ago
Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP

The death toll from the new coronavirus has risen to more than 180 in Georgia as the state prepares for a stay-at-home order to take effect. The Georgia Department of Public Health said Friday that more than 1,100 people have been hospitalized because of the virus.

Georgia Department of Public Health

Atlanta – As Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D.,M.P.H., finalize the details of the Executive Order requiring Georgians to shelter in place, it is important to emphasize why these measures are needed now to keep all Georgians healthy and safe and to stop the spread of COVID-19.