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Q: How many cases do we have here? A: There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 8 counties of the Coastal Health District. We provide an updated case count every day at 7 p.m. on the home page of this site. It is important to keep in mind that lab-confirmed case numbers may not show an accurate picture of the presence of COVID-19 in our community. Some people who have the virus do not have symptoms, or have onlymild symptoms, and may not choose to be tested. There are likely many more cases of infection than are reflected in the report. To see the number of cases across the state, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at dph.ga.gov. The case counts are updated 3 times each day at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 p.m. For a national case update, visit the website of the CDC. Q: How can I protect myself from getting sick? A: We all have to do our part to prevent further spread of illness. There is widespread transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 throughout Georgia. Th...
Q: Who can get tested and where? A:The Department of Public Health now offers free testing for anyone who would like to be tested, regardless of symptoms. Some testing sites require an appointment. Call our COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 1-912-230-9744 or visit our testing information pageto get information about a testing site near you. Important note: the testing does not occur at the health department, so please do not come to a clinic in person to request a test. Q: What is antibody testing? A:Antibody testing is a type of serology (blood) test that checks for antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. These antibodies are produced when someone has been infected, so a positive result from this test indicates that person was previously infected with the virus. Q: Is antibody testing available in our area? A: Currently, antibody testing is not available through the Coastal Health District, but some private healthcare providers may offer antibody testing. Please be aware:we do...
Q: What is social distancing? A:Social distancing means minimizing contact with people. It also means that if you are near someone in public, try to stay at least 6 feet away and wear a mask in public. The less contact people have with one another, the less opportunity for the virus to spread. Slowing the spread of the virus means we can keep our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed.
Q: Should I wear a facemask? A: CDC recommends the use of cloth face coveringsin community settings (for example, grocery stores and pharmacies) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. People who are infected can spread the virus before they develop symptoms or in the absence of symptoms. Wearing a cloth face covering or face mask may help prevent the spread of the virus by people are infected and do not know it. Q: Should I go to my house of worship? A:Online, call-in, or drive-in worship services are still the safest option. However, faith communities can hold in-person services if they follow social distancing protocols. Participants should keep at least six feet of distance from other people who are not from their same household. Face masks or cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged. Please do not go to church if you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have had direct contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you’re medically fragile or older than 60, you should continue...
Q: Can COVID-19 be spread through water? A: Click here to find out more about drinking water, recreational water, wastewater and COVID-19: COVID-19 and Water Transmission Q: How does it spread? A: It’s thought that the main way COVID-9 spreads is from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes in close contact with someone else – within about 6 feet, in fact. That’s why social distancing and staying at least six feet away from others is so important. It is important to note that a person can still spread the virus even if they have no symptoms. Q: Can I get coronavirus if I touch something that an infected person has touched? A:It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Q: How long can the virus live on surfaces? A:The virus may be able to live on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. That’s w...
Q: Is there a treatment? A:There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Q: I heard there is something that can help treat COVID-19. A: There are no drugs approved to prevent or treat the coronavirus. Be aware that some people may try to sell you a treatment that is unauthorized and not appropriate, and could even be dangerous. Click here to read more about COVID-19 scams Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. READ MORE. Q: Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? A:There is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation but it will be some time before a viable vaccine is developed and adequate safety studies have been done.
Q: Can I go outside? A: If you do go out, wear a mask or cloth covering over your nose and mouth. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others as much as possible. Q: Isn’t it mainly older people who get really sick? A:While older people are at higher risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19, younger adults can also get sick from the virus and develop serious complications. Q: How does COVID-19 affect children? A: While children typically have milder illness, they can still become very sick and even die. A recent CDC study suggests that young infants (<1 year of age) and children with underlying health conditions may be at higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19 compared with older children and those with no underlying conditions. Even if a child has mild symptoms or no symptoms of COVID-19 infection, children can still spread the virus to others. Everyone should take precautions to protect themselves from this new coronavirus. Q: I still have qu...
Today · Adult face coverings are usually 6x12 inches, and even a child-sized 5x10 inch covering may be too large for small children. Try to find the right size for your child's face and be sure to adjust if for a secure fit. For further information on children's face mask recommendations, please visit healthychildren.org and search COVID-19.
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1 day ago · All staff, parents/caregivers, and children are screened in the morning and afternoon at drop-off and pick-up for fever and COVID–19 symptoms. MASKS ARE REQUIRED Masks are required for all CCDC staff at all times. All adults and children age 5+ are required to wear a mask in our facility. REDUCED CLASSES & CLASS SIZE
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