COVID-19 | Coastal Health District

COVID-19 | Coastal Health District

Coronavirus resources for Georgia's Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh Counties

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.

Click below for details.

COVID-19 Testing Information




We know you have a lot of questions and we want you to have factual information. We have created a web page with answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in our area.

Please note: this is a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change.

View Local COVID-19 FAQs

Contact Tracing and Monitoring


Contact Tracing and Monitoring

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.

Contact Tracing in the Coastal Health District

District COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County

Graphs are available for counties with 50 or more total cases.
Click to view: Daily New Cases | Cumulative Cases | Weekly Testing Numbers
View statewide data for Georgia

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.

Report Violations or Ask Questions

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.

State Hotline and Report Form

Symptom Self-Checker

Apple & CDC have created an online tool to help you decide if you need medical care for COVID-19.

The “self-checker” asks a series of questions about health and exposure, and then provides recommendations on social distancing, monitoring symptoms, and when to contact a medical provider.

Symptom Self-Checker.