COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a new virus that causes fever, cough and shortness of breath. The virus can cause severe illness including pneumonia in high risk populations such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
The virus impacts us all. Here you can find updated information and facts on this pandemic. Newton County has taken steps to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 and put safety measures in place for the community by:
The President of the United States, Center for Disease Control, Governor and the Public Health Department are the lead agencies in the fight against COVID-19 and are making new procedures and policies daily. Please continue to check here for updates.
Governor Brian Kemp announced steps Monday, April 20, to begin to reopen Georgia’s economy. You can read the Governor’s remarks here. On July 31, Kemp extended his /DocumentCenter/View/3204 through Aug. 15, 2020.
Included in the Executive Order: