Georgia DPH chart of current total coronavirus cases by county., as of 7/20/2020, at 2:50pm. The three counties in red are Fulton and DeKalb, which include the City of Atlanta, and Gwinnett. (Source: Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report)

“Four Things for Four Weeks” that you can do to help stop the pandemic

EarRelevant Staff | 21 JUL 2020

Atlanta, GA – In a press release issued today, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey are calling on all Georgians to implement “Four Things for Four Weeks” into their daily routines to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. EarRelevant joins them in urging all Georgians to follow these four simple, pragmatic steps:

1) Wear a mask when out in public or when you cannot keep distance inside.

2) Practice physical distancing — six feet from those you don’t live with.

3) Wash your hands for 20 seconds several times throughout the day with soap and warm water.

4) Follow the Governor’s uniform statewide Executive Order of March 14, 2020 [PDF download] and heed the guidance provided by public health officials.


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“Today, I am encouraging all Georgians – from every corner of our great state – to do four things for four weeks to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Kemp. “If Georgians commit to wearing a mask, socially distancing, washing their hands regularly, and following the guidance in our Executive Order and from public health officials, we can make incredible progress in the fight against COVID-19. Together, we can protect our loved ones, revive our economy, and continue to take measured steps forward.”

“Georgians, we need your help,” said Dr. Kathleen Toomey, M.D, M.P.H., Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “By implementing these simple – but effective – practices, we can slow the spread of the coronavirus and continue on a path toward ultimately defeating COVID-19.”

Updated guidance and information on COVID-19 can be found on the Georgia DPH website as well as the most recent Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report. ■


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