Over the next 15 days, the Trump administration is urging people across the country to reduce their social contact by an extraordinary amount in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. President Trump also acknowledged it may take well into the summer months to fully move past this health challenge.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia is now 4117, with 885 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The Georgia Department of Public Health releases these new numbers every day at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.
Click on each county in the map to learn more about the cases reported there.
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This story will be updated as often as possible, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
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Those who believe they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to contact their primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Georgians can also call the state COVID-19 hotline at 844-442-2681 to share public health information and connect with medical professionals. Click HERE for more information.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the launch of ATLSTRONG, a new website that will serve as a COVID-19 resource hub for Atlanta residents.
Gov. Kemp announced all Georgia public schools will remain closed through at least April 24.
The city of Atlanta has established a website for residents and businesses to obtain the latest information about the city’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, The AJC’s Stephen Deere reports.
A third security screener at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The U.S. Senate has passed $2 trillion stimulus package. It will head to the House for vote on Friday.
Governor Brian Kemp and key members of his coronavirus task force are holding an unprecedented statewide Town Hall forum Thursday night from at 8-9 p.m. ET.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they are letting season ticket holder to defer their payment due on April 1 until July 1.
President Donald Trump and Senate leaders have reached an agreement on $2 trillion stimulus proposal. The Senate will vote on the plan later Wednesday.
DeKalb County Schools confirmed its first employee case of COVID-19. There is no exposure to students in this case, according to the district. “Per guidance from health officials, the identity of the employee must be kept confidential, but we can disclose that the employee did not work at a school," the district said.
Cobb County has declared a state of emergency and is ordering residents to shelter in place. The new restrictions go into place today at noon.
Governor Brian Kemp’s executive order for those who are “medically fragile” to shelter in place goes into effect Tuesday at noon.
Early Tuesday morning, Gov. Kemp joined Atlanta’s Morning News host Scott Slade to discuss the order, which is scheduled to end on April 6th. Listen to full interview below.
A large coalition of restaurants, ranging from individual local businesses to national chains, is banding together for the Great American Takeout, a social media movement encouraging consumers to order takeout on Tuesday, March 24.
Health officials have confirmed the first death from COVID-19 in Clarke County. The Northeast Health District says a 67-year-old Athens man who had existing medical conditions died at a local hospital.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday night that she has signed 14-day stay at home order for the city of Atlanta.
23 coronavirus testing sites have been set up on Georgia for people referred by a doctor. They are in Cartersville, Rome, Dalton, Woodstock, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Morrow, Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, Newnan, Dublin, Warner Robins, Augusta, Columbus, Valdosta, Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Brunswick, Savannah and Athens.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced a series of measures Monday to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, instituting a ban on many gatherings of more than 10 people and ordering a shelter in place for “medically fragile” residents for two weeks.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke Monday about the city’s plan to combat the coronavirus. There are hundreds of confirmed cases in metro Atlanta.
DeKalb County officials have declared a state of emergency. Click HERE for more details.
Georgia Kroger stores will designate a senior shopping hour starting Monday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
The City of East Point passed stricter restrictions on restaurants, bars and businesses, which will start Monday.
A third and fourth Georgia state senator tested positive for coronavirus Sunday.
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Here’s a list of companies hiring in metro Atlanta. Check back often, we’ll be adding to it as we get more.
Atlanta Police Department says an officer who works in the department’s headquarters tested positive for COVID-19.
The city of Tucker has imposed a nighttime curfew on its residents, a move aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The Transportation Security Administration reports that a second worker at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has tested positive for the coronavirus.
President Trump has announced that student loan payments will be suspended without penalty for 60 days to help Americans struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says restaurants in the city will be able to serve alcohol to-go during a temporary period.
Gov. Brian Kemp says the state has taken action to get more coronavirus tests to hospitals.
Kemp said at this time, he has no plans to issue a statewide quarantine. California’s governor issued one late Thursday night.
An executive order went into effect at midnight closing dine-in restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and other entertainment venues in Atlanta.
Atlanta Public Schools said it has its first confirmed case of coronavirus. The district said the employee had no exposure to other students or staff. The employee has been directed to self-quarantine.
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The Georgia Department of Public Health released new numbers Thursday and there are 287 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. The total number of deaths is now up to 10.
Click HERE for the latest case numbers broken down county-by-county, according to the DPH’s report.
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3 more people have died of coronavirus at a hospital in southwest Georgia, officials confirm. That brings the number of people dead in Georgia to 4.
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Simon real estate company has announced it is closing several metro area malls over the coronavirus crisis.
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Two more people have died of coronavirus at a hospital in southwest Georgia, officials confirm. That brings the total death toll in Georgia to three people.
The University of Georgia has canceled commencement ceremony set to take place May 8. Georgia Southern University also canceled its ceremony.
Kroger announced it is shifting its hours to 8 a.m. - 9 p.m starting Wednesday. The grocery store chain is also hiring across all stores.
Target will also cut its hours and set aside special shopping times for seniors and other at-risk customers.
The Atlanta Braves created a $1 million relief fund to help ballpark workers as the season is on hold.
President Trump says the U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close the border to "non-essential travel'. Trump says trade won’t be affected.
Georgia Department of Driver Services is suspending all road testing, non-commercial and commercial, until further notice. Some DDS Customer Service Centers are also closed.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park has closed all buildings within the park. That includes Visitor Center, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fire Station #6, the Dr. King’s Birth Home, and the Eastern National Bookstore. The outdoor spaces in the park will remain open for free for visitors to walk around.
Ponce City Market will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, for an undetermined period.
Kroger’s Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina, announced it is shifting store hours across the region to 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Nine doctors are sick with COVID-19, the diseased caused by the new coronavirus, Atlanta-based CNN anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on air.
A metro Atlanta assisted living facility has three residents and an employee who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
More cities and national chains are closing restaurant dining areas in metro Atlanta.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has closed its north and south terminal checkpoints. The airport said all passengers are being directed through the main checkpoint until further notice.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order requiring restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, clubs, and other public gathering spots to limit their occupancy to no more than 50 people.
Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order to close all public schools from March 18 to March 31.
AMC and Regal are temporarily closing movie theaters nationwide amid outbreak starting today.
Many gyms and health clubs across the country and right here in north Georgia are closing due to the coronavirus.
The city of Decatur is closing all city office buildings to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17.
Gov. Brian Kemp ordered the closure of all public elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Georgia starting Wednesday through the end of the month as the state scrambles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The University System of Georgia is moving to online instruction for the rest of the semester, a spokesperson announced Monday evening.
Georgia lawmakers voted Monday to grant Gov. Brian Kemp broad new authorities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, ratifying his unprecedented declaration of a public health emergency.
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Two Emory University undergraduate students have tested positive for COVID-19, school officials announced Monday.
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office has plans to mail absentee ballot applications for the May 19 contest to older voters throughout Georgia.
DeKalb County has begun restricting public access to government buildings and facilities, The AJC’s Tyler Estep reports
GDOT has begun posting public health alerts along Georgia highways as the coronavirus outbreak escalates.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A said it is temporarily closing dine-in seating at its restaurants, joining a wave of U.S. businesses cutting back operations as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies.
Realizing we’re all in this together, an anonymous donor gave several hundred bottles of hand sanitizer to a local Gwinnett advocacy group. The AJC’s Arlinda Smith Broady reports the group then distributed the bottles during meal pickups at Gwinnett schools.
Thousands of Atlantans will go to work today without ever leaving home, The AJC’s Matt Kempner and Michael E. Kanell report. A hefty chunk of metro Atlanta workers may not be able to make such moves, however.
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NASCAR has postponed this weekend's racing events held at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Augusta National says next month's Masters golf tournament is postponed.
Atlanta Public Schools will offer students daily free meals at five sites while buildings are closed, Vanessa McCray reports.
The AJC’s J.D. Capelouto reports public animal shelters in Fulton and DeKalb counties have free dog adoptions through next week. Remember, there is no evidence you can get the coronavirus from pets.
Sunday’s scheduled Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been postponed, The AJC’s Steve Hummer reports.
Georgia football beat writer Chip Towers reports UGA’s spring football games are suspended through March 30.
A Southwest Georgia school system announced Friday that it would be closed for two weeks after learning an employee may have coronavirus.
Seminole County School System was notified Thursday night that an employee showed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel virus, according to a note on the district’s website.
The Atlanta NAACP has made the decision to cancel tomorrow's 2020 Census Door Knocking Campaign in the City of East Point for safety purposes as they continue to monitor COVID-19 updates.
The number of cases of presumed positive and positive cases in Georgia went up from 38 to 42 since Thursday night.
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State officials announced Thursday morning that a 67-year-old man with underlying health conditions who contracted the virus last week died at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Cobb County.
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A second plane carrying passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship touched down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
Hawks beat writer Sarah K. Spencer reports Atlanta’s team will take today off and stay in their homes. The precautions are being taken after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus and the NBA suspended its 2020 season.
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