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Rep. Loudermilk Urges Georgians to Stay Informed After Two Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Georgia

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Washington, March 3, 2020 | comments
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga) issued the following statement after Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, MD, and state officials confirmed Georgia’s first cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The two Fulton County residents with the virus live in the same household and are currently isolated at home with mild symptoms. One of them had recently traveled from Italy.

“Even though two cases of the Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Georgia, there is no need for panic. Governor Kemp made it clear during his press conference last night, the Coronavirus Task Force he created, which is comprised of the top medical minds in the state, is working closely with Vice President Pence’s team and following all of the Center for Disease Control’s preparedness, containment, and treatment guidelines. The safety and health of Georgians is a top priority, and I will continue to stay in close contact with the administration and Governor Kemp’s team while we navigate this public health issue.”

Best Practices

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Stay informed on U.S. cases of COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
• Frequently asked questions about COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
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