The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. At this time, the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low.
The GDPH says that the same measures that are recommended to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus are increasingly important for all Georgians and urge citizens to be mindful of these guidelines:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Should your student have a fever (>100 F), cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms, please remain at home per the AGS illness policy listed on the AGS infirmary web page and notify both your physician and me.