COVID-19 Preparedness & Response
Healthcare providers who suspect COVID-19 in a patient should immediately contact the Georgia COVID-19 Hotline at 1-844-442-2681 or South Health GA DPH Hotline at 844-955-1499.
The City of Valdosta has been closely monitoring the recent reports and information on COVID 19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, over the last several weeks. Like you, we have watched as this illness has moved into our country, our state and now our community. While the City is not the public health organization for our area, we have been working closely to learn more information from our public health partners with the Lowndes County Health Department, Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. This communication is not meant to alarm you, but to let you know that the City of Valdosta like you, is working to prepare for the spread of illness over the coming weeks and months.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Newly identified in humans toward the end of 2019, COVID-19 has spread with cases in the United States. The spread of any illness is reason for concern and the outbreak of COVID-19 has been a stressful time for communities around the world. With that said, the best defense you have is to equip yourself with information to make informed choices, prevent spread, seek proper treatment as needed, and continue to share quality information with others. (Source:CDC)
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• Local Governments Issue March 18 COVID-19 Update (3/18/20)
- CDC Novel Coronavirus Web Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Web Page: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus