Coronavirus: Information for Georgia County Officials

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Executive Order to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Click here to read the Executive Order issued on April 2, 2020.

Click here for additional guidance and FAQs on the statewide shelter in place order. 

The ACCG and GMA legal departments prepared a summary outlining the local government implications of the Executive Order. Click here to review it.

The Georgia Department of Economic development is working to evaluate business requests for those who are unclear as to whether their business is considered "Critical Infrastructure" under the Executive Order. See here for more information and click here to access the request form. 

Click here to read the Executive Order issued on April 3, 2020, authorizing sheriffs and deputies to enforce the shelter in place order.


ACCG is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, commonly called Coronavirus – or COVID-19, by staying in touch with our federal and state government partners.  ACCG will share any important information received with county officials by email and also post it here as a quick reference so that you can make informed decisions for your community. 


At the national level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source for information.   At the state level, Governor Kemp has appointed the Georgia Coronavirus Task Force, led by the Georgia Department of Public Health, to direct information distribution and response. 


The first two known cases of COVID-19 in Georgia were announced by Governor Brian Kemp in a press conference held on March 2, 2020.


Below you will find several links to resources that provide more information about COVID-19.

Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Reports

The Georgia Department of Public Health provides daily status reports regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Confirmed cases are defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. Status reports are updated daily at noon and 7 p.m. Click here to access the most recent report. 


COVID-19 Hotline - (844) 442-2681

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.


Additional Georgia Information


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information


ACCG Resources for County Officials


Tracking County Declarations

ACCG is tracking county emergency declarations during COVID-19. Access the links below to view the most current information. *Note: This information will be updated daily by 3 p.m.

COVID-19 County Emergency Declarations and Actions

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and County Action


FEMA Advisories and Other Federal Resources and Notices

Click here to access advisories issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding updates on response to COVID-19.  

 Other Federal Resources and Notices 

CARES Act, Title V: State and Local Allocations


FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

COVID-19 Resource Guide - Information provided by U.S.Senator David Perdue's Office

National Association of County Resources

Additional COVID-19 resources for counties can be found on the National Association of Counties (NACo) website. Through its County Explorer tool, NACo is tracking state of emergency declarations. If your county has issued an emergency declaration or shelter-in-place policy not reflected in County Explorer, please contact send it to


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