On Sunday Chattooga County has received their first confirmed case of COVID-19, Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said that he would like to make everyone aware that the policy of the Georgia Department of Public Health is to contact the infected person and track their activity to know where they have been and who may have possibly been exposed.
Georgia Department of Public Health will follow their protocol on exposure measures for anyone who may have been in contact with the infected person. Any person or establishment will be notified and given instructions of the exposure protocol. It was just a matter of time before Chattooga County saw their first case, as officials have tracked additional cases confirmed in other counties across northwest Georgia. Winters said that he would like to remind everyone to continue to follow the President Trump’s Recommendations of Fifteen Days ‘To Slow The Coronavirus Pandemic’. Chattooga County will continue to follow this until we are out of crisis.
Remember high risk groups, if you can, shop for them to keep them from having to go out in public. Check on your family, neighbors and friends.
Winters recommends if you have small children or elderly family members living in your home designate one person to do all of the public shopping or necessary trips outside your home.