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April 2, 2020 8:48 PM

Shelter in Place Executive Order

Governor Kemp has issued guidance related to the “Shelter-in-Place” order.

Local officials continue to ask everyone in the Morgan County community to do your part in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our area by doing the following: comply with...

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April 3, 2020 10:43 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 P.M.

Earlier today, local officials reported that a fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Morgan County. Questions have been raised that this additional case does not match the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) daily status report. Local officials have been advised that the GDPH daily status report may be backlogged in reporting county specific data. As of 7:00 P.M., there are currently 5,967 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout 147 counties across the state. Again, the reported case count of COVID-19 in Morgan County has increased to four (4).

Please keep in mind that the Georgia’s Shelter-in-Place Order became effective at 6:00 P.M. today. Please review basic highlights of the order below:

All residents and visitors of the State of Georgia are required to shelter in place within their homes or places of residence and taking every possible precaution to limit social interaction to prevent the spread or infection of COVID-19 to themselves or any other person unless they are:

1. Conducting or participating in Essential Services
2. Performing Necessary Travel
3. Are engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, the performance of Minimum Basic Operations for a business or organization not classified as Critical Infrastructure
4. Are part of the workforce for Critical Infrastructure and are actively engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, their respective employment

The order defines Essential Services as:

1. Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members, such as food and supplies for household consumption and use, medical supplies or medication, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products needed to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance of the home or residence. Preference should be given to online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pick-up services wherever possible as opposed to in-store shopping
2. Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family or household members, such as seeking medical, behavioral health, or emergency services
3. Engaging in outdoor exercise activities so long as a minimum distance of six (6) feet is maintained during such activities between all persons who are not occupants of the same household or residence

Local officials continue to ask everyone in the Morgan County community to do your part in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our area by doing the following: comply with the “Shelter-in-Place” order; wash your hands often with soap and water; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Remember, together we can make a difference!

If you have a question related to COVID-19, the State of Georgia has created a hotline at 844-442-2681.

March 18, 2020

All Morgan County Government Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, and out of an abundance of caution for our community:
As of 3/19/2020
All Morgan County Government Offices are closed to the public until further notice.
All calls will be taken during regular...

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March 19, 2020 10:40 AM

A message from the County Manager to the community

March 9, 2020

COVID-19 Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 13, 2020, 10:00 P.M.

With the start of the weekend upon our community, local officials continue to be engaged with both state and federal partners regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Early this morning county officials...

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Latest Update:

April 3, 2020 10:42 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 P.M.

Earlier today, local officials reported that a fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Morgan County. Questions have been raised that this additional case does not match the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) daily status report. Local officials have been advised that the GDPH daily status report may be backlogged in reporting county specific data. As of 7:00 P.M., there are currently 5,967 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout 147 counties across the state. Again, the reported case count of COVID-19 in Morgan County has increased to four (4).

Please keep in mind that the Georgia’s Shelter-in-Place Order became effective at 6:00 P.M. today. Please review basic highlights of the order below:

All residents and visitors of the State of Georgia are required to shelter in place within their homes or places of residence and taking every possible precaution to limit social interaction to prevent the spread or infection of COVID-19 to themselves or any other person unless they are:

1. Conducting or participating in Essential Services
2. Performing Necessary Travel
3. Are engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, the performance of Minimum Basic Operations for a business or organization not classified as Critical Infrastructure
4. Are part of the workforce for Critical Infrastructure and are actively engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, their respective employment

The order defines Essential Services as:

1. Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members, such as food and supplies for household consumption and use, medical supplies or medication, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products needed to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance of the home or residence. Preference should be given to online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pick-up services wherever possible as opposed to in-store shopping
2. Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family or household members, such as seeking medical, behavioral health, or emergency services
3. Engaging in outdoor exercise activities so long as a minimum distance of six (6) feet is maintained during such activities between all persons who are not occupants of the same household or residence

Local officials continue to ask everyone in the Morgan County community to do your part in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our area by doing the following: comply with the “Shelter-in-Place” order; wash your hands often with soap and water; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Remember, together we can make a difference!

If you have a question related to COVID-19, the State of Georgia has created a hotline at 844-442-2681.