Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)


Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)

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 Updated COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance

3-7-22 - COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance


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How to Protect Yourself & Others

Know Your Risk

  • Find your community levels (low, medium, or high) and prevention steps to take based on the latest CDC data. LEARN MORE

Prevent Getting Sick

  • CDC recommendations for prevention measures against COVID-19. LEARN MORE

Get Vaccinated

Wear a mask

  • Everyone ages 2 years and older should properly wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public in areas where the COVID-19 Community Level is high, regardless of vaccination status.
  • If you are in an area with a high COVID-19 Community Level, wear a mask indoors in public.

Stay 6 feet away from others


If You're Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

Get Tested

Isolation and Quarantine Calculator LEARN MORE

Treatments

Quarantine if Exposed

  • If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, monitor your health for 10 days from your last possible exposure. If you have questions, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).
  • Quarantine Guidance (2/7/2022)

Isolate if Sick

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, you must follow home isolation protocol. If you have questions, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).
  • Isolation Guidance (1/7/2022)

Identify Your Contacts

  • Each confirmed case of COVID-19 will work with trained DPH staff to identify everyone they've been in contact with to prevent additional spread of the disease.
  • Contact Tracing


COVID-19 Testing in Georgia  

Find a Testing Location

  • COVID-19 Home Test Kits are provided by the federal government in partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS).
  • Mako Test Sites in partnership with DPH offer free COVID-19 testing events across Georgia.
  • LTS Testing Sites in partnership with DPH offer COVID-19 testing in Georgia.
  • Viral Solutions Test Sites in partnership with DPH, DeKalb County Board of Health, and Cobb & Douglas Health Department operate COVID-19 mega-testing sites.

    • USPS Home Test Kits - HERE
    • Mako Testing Sites - HERE
    • LTS Testing Sites - HERE
    • Viral Solutions Mega Sites - HERE

What Does My Test Mean?


How Does COVID-19 Testing Work?


After You Are Tested

  • You should isolate yourself while you wait for test results. If you have a sample taken at one of these locations, it is essential to remain at home and away from other family members as much as possible to prevent the possible spread of disease.

Isolation and Quarantine Calculator - Learn more


COVID-19 Vaccines in Georgia

Georgia eligibility is now open for everyone 5 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine. 
Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 5 through 15, and approved for 16 and 17-year-olds 

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5-11 Years Old

Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia are offering Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old.

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children is over 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 through 11 years.
  • After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, children may have some side effects similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines. The most common side effect was a sore arm. 
  • Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or long-term COVID-19 complications. 
  • Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission. 
  • COVID-19 vaccines have undergone—and continue to undergo—the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

To schedule an appointment, go to 
https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/ or https://vaccinefinder.org/.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine for children, visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5-11 Years Old


Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 boosters are currently available through the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) health districts and participating providers.

CDC recommends a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for all persons aged 18 or older, at least 5 months after completion of a mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) primary series, or at least 2 months after receipt of the single primary dose Janssen vaccine. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Adolescents aged 12-17 years may receive a single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 at least 5 months after completion of the primary series. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 12 through 17.

Not all types of vaccines will be available at all sites. For information about COVID vaccines or to schedule a vaccination appointment visit dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine or vaccinefinder.org.

DPH continues to stress the importance of vaccination for all Georgians aged 5 years and older. Vaccination is our best tool to protect lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.


Register for a COVID Vaccine

  • Health Department Scheduling - HERE
  • Vaccine Finder - HERE

Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line

  • (888) 457-0186
  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM ET
  • Saturday – Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM ET
"Languages other than English available."

Georgia CORE

Providing free COVID-19 vaccines across the state with mobile units committed to reaching all Georgians.

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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

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