COVID-19 Information for the Coastal Health District
COVID-19 is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus that can make people very sick and can even cause death. Your best protection against the virus is to avoid getting infected. Wash your hands often, and limit your contact with people outside your household. >> Learn how to slow the spread of illness
Get Tested for COVID-19
Get a Free COVID-19 Test
Anyone in Georgia can get a free COVID-19 test through public health, even if they have no symptoms.
Contact tracing is an important step in reducing the spread of a contagious illness like COVID-19. Effective contact tracing can save lives, and it’s one of the keys to eventually reopening our communities.
If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, public health staff may call to alert you of your risk of infection.
A community crisis demands a community response. Learn about some of the joint efforts currently underway: View Photo Gallery
Updates from the State of GA and CDC
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued new guidance for businesses and individuals on May 12th. Businesses across Georgia which are permitted to reopen must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules through May 31, 2020. Medically fragile and elderly Georgians are required to continue to shelter in place through June 12, 2020.
The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has set up a toll-free hotline for questions from the public about COVID-19. Gov. Kemp has also tasked several law enforcement agencies with enforcing executive orders to slow the spread of illness. Visit the link below for details.