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:
65 years or older with 99.6 degree or higher temperature
Spalding County Government Press Release – Keeping Our Residents as Up-To-Date as Possible; March 20, 2020
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.
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.
Governor Kemp calls on businesses to aid with critical health care needs. Read more.
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.
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.
School Closures: All GA public schools closed through April 24.
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.
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.
Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
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.
This training is being offered at no cost
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP).
G-SAN: Expanding the Potential of our Children. A weekly forum for after-school providers.
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).