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COVID-19 Resources

Important Georgia COVID Resources for the 7th Congressional District
https://dph.georgia.gov/

COVID-19 Testing Information:

Information about types of COVID-19 tests available in Georgia.

Vaccination Information:

Forsyth County:

Gwinnett County:

If you are a health care provider, administrative specialist, or a retired health care professional you can volunteer for Georgia’s Vaccination Response HERE.

Helpful COVID Information:

COVID hotline: (844) 442-2681

Status Reports

Data Tracking

Steps to take if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19

  • Identify Your Contacts
    • Work with the Georgia Department of Health to identify everyone you’ve been in contact with to prevent further spread of the disease through contact tracing.
  • Isolate if Sick
  • Quarantine if Exposed
    • If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, monitor your health for 14 days from your last possible exposure and quarantine at home. Use the DPH quarantine guidance for more information.
  • Symptoms
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
       
  • When to seek emergency medical attention
    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

  • Difference between Flu and COVID-19
    • Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2), and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.
    • COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms and people can be contagious for longer. More information about differences between flu and COVID-19 is available in the different sections below.
    • Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis
    • Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  • If have questions about isolation and the next steps you should take after a positive COVID-19 test, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584)
  • V-safe after vaccination health checker
    • V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Click  here for registration process details.

More Helpful Resources:

Flu Resources:

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