Sources for Current Information
For the latest information, please review information from the following sources:
- COVID Vaccine | Georgia Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Information for Travelers
- CDC COVID Data Tracker
- CDC Contact Tracing Information
- CDC Vaccine Facts and Myth Busters
- CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
- CDC Guidance and Strategies:
- American Sign Language Videos:
- Georgia COVID-19 Data Hub
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- University System of Georgia
- COVID-19 Cyber Scams:
- Federal Trade Commission: Coronavirus Advice for Consumers
- Environmental Protection Agency: Air Cleaners, HVAC Filters, and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
In more severe cases, particularly those in persons with underlying severe and chronic health issues, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and disinfect your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- "Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'" —Washington Post