COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Complete your Census 2020 survey and be counted! Read the Fact Sheet on Accessibility for more details. Click here to go to the Census 2020 website, or call one of the toll-free number listed here.

April 1, 2020 is Census Day -Remember: Our community depends on funding that is determined by population. That funding is vital, especially during times such as we are now experiencing. It is important to be counted.



COVID-19 Hotline: 1-(844) 442-2681

COVID-19 Testing – Consult with your physician:

Testing priorities should be given to these three groups:

First Responders

Healthcare Providers

65 years or older with 99.6 degree or higher temperature


City/County Government

City of Griffin Updates Here

Griffin+Spalding Chamber of Commerce

Spalding County Government Press Release – Keeping Our Residents as Up-To-Date as Possible; March 20, 2020

Courts, Public Defender’s Office, and District Attorney’s Office-Closed

The Spalding County Courthouse Annex will remain open and conduct business as usual.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all visitation at the Spalding County Jail. Details here.

Spalding County Senior Center & Community Centers-Closed

Spalding County Board of Elections – Update

The Spalding County Fire Department will be limiting public access to the fire stations. If you have an emergency, please contact 911.

The Spalding County Tax Commissioner’s Office is closed to the public until further notice. See more details here.

Flint River Regional Library is closed to the public until further notice. Click here for more information.


State Government

Governor Kemp Press Releases

Governor Kemp calls on businesses to aid with critical health care needs. Read more.

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report

Georgia Department of Revenue: State and Federal taxes will not be due until July 15, 2020.

Georgia DHS, Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) – Access to Snap, TANF, and Medicaid. To limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public, DFCS encourages families to access self-service options online during this period.

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) Coronavirus Information

Department of Labor – The Georgia Department of Labor has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. For full details, click here or visit the Georgia Department of Labor website.

The State of Georgia Department of Corrections has directed there will be no visitation of inmates at the Spalding County Correctional Institute. For additional information, please contact the Spalding County Correction Institute at 770.467.4760.

Small Business Administration Disaster Relief

Georgia Logistics Market Snapshot-March 2020


Schools

School Closures: All GA public schools closed through April 24.

Griffin-Spalding County School System Updates

GSCS has developed a way to continue supporting children’s health, well-being, and social emotional learning at home.


Business

Office Depot/Office Max. Stores open for curbside pick-up.

Internal Medicine is closed to the public until further notice. They are open for telemedicine appointments, with phone number only. For appointment, call 777-227-1587.

Medical Wellness Center of Georgia. Telehealth now available to all Georgia residents. See details.

Georgia HOPE is now able to provide TeleMental Health services

Apple – New app developed to guide Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms. Click here for more details and to access the app.


Churches


Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)


Volunteer Opportunities


Donations


Transportation/Deliveries


Resources:

Keeping Kids Safe While Out of School tips from CDC

Protecting Children During a Crisis. We have specifically designed this training to help you navigate through the unusual circumstances you might be facing due to our current global health crisis.

Get Trained

This training is being offered at no cost

Georgia Archway Partnership COVID-19 Resource Guide

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP).

G-SAN: Expanding the Potential of our Children. A weekly forum for after-school providers.

iCivics.org. Online resource providing remote learning tools that engage students in meaningful civics learning. As an example, play the game Branches of Power.

Internet Resources for HUD-Assisted Residents During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Crisis; March 17, 2020

Meals on Wheels for our seniors will continue, and a plan is being devised to provide congregate meals to seniors who depend on the Senior Center for meals. For additional information regarding these services, please contact Senior Nutrition Program Manager, Doris Carter at 770.467.4076.

Mental Health America of Georgia. Staying mentally well during COVID-19.

Mental Health America of Georgia. Family + Child Connections During COVID-19.

Salvation Army Press Release – Salvation Army Local Response During COVID-19 (Coronavirus); March 20, 2020

SAMSHA’s Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990. It provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters and is available to anyone.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) also offers these types of services. You can call the helpline at 1-800-715-4225 or download the MyGCAL app to chat or text via the app.

Voices for Georgia’s Children. Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) submits waivers along with 2 Appendix K plans to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).