Updates

Updates by Dr. John Campbell

Dr. Campbell is a UK educator and author that been a major agent in fighting COVID-19 misinformation since the beginning. The playlist below features daily updates as well as general advice.

Dr. Campbell: Daily Updates Playlist

Tweets by Governor Kemp's Office

Additional Updates (Newest on Top)

April 8 - Kemp, Duncan, Ralston Announce Plans to Extend Public Health State of Emergency

April 8 - Sharp Increases in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Georgia

April 2 - Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs

April 1 - Live Stream

Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced he will close public schools for the rest of the school year. Online learning will continue.

March 31 - Stress and Coping – Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

March 30 - Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Tips to Keep Children Healthy while School’s Out

March 25 - Testing for COVID-19

March 24 - DPH News Release - Georgia Responds - Volunteers COVID-19

March 24 - Employee Safety Guidance for School Nutrition Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 21 - Supplemental Fact Sheet - Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities

March 20 - The State Board of Education will hold a one-day regular meeting via teleconference on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The teleconference may be viewed live by the public at: https://www.youtube.com/user/GaDOEmedia

March 19 - GaDOE’s Curriculum and Instruction team and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Education Division have partnered to launch the Georgia Home Classroom initiative

March 19 - GaDOE has also curated extensive training opportunities and resources for educators, including free online courses for teachers new to virtual learning and instructional resources organized by content area

March 16 - 15 Days to Slow the Spread

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

March 16 - State of Georgia Opens COVID-19 Hotline

Hotline: (844) 442-2681

March 16: Message from Governor Brian Kemp - Closure of ALL schools

March 16: March 16: Superintendent Woods suspends state testing administration, accountability requirements

March 15 - State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) to cover COVID-19 test and provide free Telemedicine visits

March 14 - Governor Kemp: Public Health State of Emergency for COVID-19

March 14 Live Stream

Governor Kemp Declares a Public Health State of Emergency for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) following the largest increase in cases in a 24 hour period.

March 12th - Suspension of Activities - GHSA

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Following a statement by Governor Brian Kemp Thursday afternoon, the Georgia High School Association is postponing the State Literary competitions scheduled for March 14 and March 21, and further recommending that all member schools suspend spring sports activities until further notice.

“The regular season belongs to the schools themselves,“ said Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the GHSA. “We can only recommend that they suspend playing. The final decision will rest with the local school systems, but we hope they heed the Governor’s and the GHSA’s recommendations.”

The GHSA State Literary meets are expected to be made up at a future date. The situation with the remaining spring sports is yet to be determined.

“We will definitely suspend for the next two weeks, as the Governor recommended,” said Hines. “By close of business on Friday, March 27th, we will issue an update.

“We hate to have to make this call, but we must do what is in the best interest of our student-athletes and fans.”

March 14 Live Stream

Governor Kemp Declares a Public Health State of Emergency for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) following the largest increase in cases in a 24 hour period.

March 11th Update

Most of the information you will have heard before, but of particular note, if you are faced with closing school in your district, you are asked to contact Ian Caraway, the Local Government Liaison for the Governor at ian.caraway@georgia.gov or 404-295-8534. They can help with any resources they may have including messaging your announcements.

COVID-19 Updates 3.11.20

March 9th Update:

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“National message is starting to change, and we need the public to continue to follow important guidance. At Noon today my office participated in a conference call with Vice President Pence, federal officials, and governors for an update on national preparedness. Vice President Pence asked us to emphasize the following point:

“We all have to be vigilant for the health and safety of our elderly citizens, and those with Chronic, underlying health conditions. They are at risk the most and we all have a critical part to play in their health. If you’re sick, do not go to work. Do not attend large events. You will put others at risk. If you are elderly, or having underlying chronic conditions, avoid large events, and stay away from loved ones and friends who are sick.”

In addition federal officials are now urging these vulnerable populations to avoid travel to hot zones and to avoid cruise ship travel altogether. We are not yet advising the cancellation of large public events, but we are calling on Georgians to follow these revised guidelines to mitigate risk and keep people safe as possible. As the cases become more numerous across the country, we are definitely going to see more cases here in Georgia. "

Thanks to the efforts of countless hard-working officials across all levels of government, we are ready. Please continue to use these best practices that are being emphasized by federal, state, and local officials:

  • Wash your hands

  • Avoid contact with your face and eyes

  • Please stay home if you are sick

  • Get a flu shot so we lessen the amount of hospital beds used for flu when we may need them for the coronavirus.

March 9th Live Update on Fulton County Schools