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STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE 

Friday, April 3, 6PM - 11:59 PM, Monday April 13

CLICK HERE TO READ ORDER AND CLICK HERE TO READ FAQ

Thanks to CEMA for the info-graphics below explaining the order

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MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • Georgia Responds: Health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop spread of COVID-19.

TO UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS’ OPERATIONS, HOURS, AND INFORMATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AT YOUR BUSINESS HERE.

This form is hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and is FREE for all to use. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to send information updates through this link.

Dr. Ruthie Crider stresses the number one way we can help support our health care providers is to STAY HEALTHY!  Listen to important tips to help keep COVID-19 Away.  One minute long.

Dr. Ruthie Crider walks you through the steps of what do do if you think you have COVID-19.                                       One minute, 26 seconds long.

Dr. Ruthie Crider, EGRMC ER physician answers questions and explains when we should go to the ER.  Please share this informative interview with your friends, family and neighbors.           20 minutes Long

Latino Community COVID-19 Resources Page (Spanish)

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for Americans

Click Here for Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report (updated at noon and 7 PM)

East Georgia Regional Medical Center Updates

COVID-19 TESTING

Since the collection site opened in Statesboro there is a lot of confusion regarding how to get tested.  The only way you can get a test is with a doctors order at the Statesboro location or through a commercial lab.  DPH is asking for you to call the doctors office first or the State Hotline (844) 442-2681 to see if you meet the criteria for testing.  Currently testing is being prioritized for those who SYMPTOMATIC and have a higher risk for COVID-19 such as people over the age of 60 and those with chronic health conditions such as heart and lung disease, hypertension and diabetes.   Additionally, healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement and others who come in contact every day with people who may be infected but are well and do not unknowingly spread COVID-19 to others.

DO NOT WALK INTO A DOCTORS OFFICE OR ER IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS CALL YOUR DOCTORS OFFICE FIRST.  

UNINSURED PATIENTS WITH NO DOCTOR SHOULD CALL YOUR Federal Qualified Healthcare Center which is EAST GEORGIA HEALTH CENTER at  912-764-9196 - or HEARTS AND HANDS CLINIC at 912-681-9519 - 9 am - 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am - noon, Wednesday and Friday.

Statesboro Doctors offices are reporting very limited testing supplies in their office and a long and difficult process to get you tested at the drive up collection center.

Augusta University Doctors Resources for Anyone

FREE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

DONATIONS NEEDED:

Health Care and Public Safety Employee Resources

Food Assistance

Food Pantries

GA Food Bank Association Low No Touch Distribution Model Guidance

FREE FORMULA, DIAPERS AND WIPES

Grocery

  • Statesboro Farmers Market2Go offers nearly 500 items from local farmers and businesses from Fruit, veggies, meat, eggs, dairy, household products, casseroles & so much more! ⁣⁣Order and pay here and schedule a delivery or pickup.
  • Ellis Meats reduced store hours 9 AM to 6 PM Monday thru Saturday
  • Bi-Lo reduced store hours 8 AM to 8 PM - Special shopping hour dedicated to seniors and high-risk
    customers from 8 – 9 a.m., Monday through Friday - 8 pm - 9 pm health care and first responders - Monday and Tuesday - also expeditiously hiring individuals who have been affected by restricted working hours and layoffs
  • Wal-Mart Order ONLINE pick up at Store with little contact.  Reduced store hours 7 AM to 8:30 PM - Over 60 one hour shopping Every Tuesday from 6 AM to 7 AM including Pharmacies and Vision Centers.  LIMITS FOR ALL CUSTOMERS in certain categories including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
  • Aldi reduced store hours 9 AM to 7 PM - Order online and get free in home delivery with first three orders of $35
  • Food World (both locations) reduced hours, 7 am -9 pm daily. First hour is for our elderly, age 60+ and anyone with any underlying conditions.

Banks

  • Mortgage Payments: Homeowners, depending on their situation, should be eligible to have their mortgage payments reduced or suspended for up to 12 months. Federal regulators, through the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are ordering lenders to offer homeowners flexibility. Under the plan, people who have suffered a loss of income can qualify to make reduced payments or be granted a complete pause in payments.
  • Student Loans: All federally held loans will automatically have an interest rate set to 0% for at least 60 days. Call/email your lender and request an administrative forbearance due to COVID-19. This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest.

FREE DRIVE UP WI-FI HOT SPOTS Made possible by Blue Mile Foundation, Bulloch Solutions and Northland Click Here

Bulloch Schools/Colleges COVID-19 Updates

Utilities Assistance

  • Salvation Army provides rent and utility assistance.  Call United Way of the Coastal Empire at 912-651-7730 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are every other Thursday via telephone, next available appointment is April 9th

  • Georgia Power is suspending residential disconnections through April 10th
  • EMC is suspending residential disconnections through March 30th.
  • The City of Statesboro is suspending water and gas residential disconnections through March 29th

Business Owners Assistance

Employee and Individual Resources

EMPLOYMENT: Georgia Employment Resources: www.EmployGeorgia.com

Faith-Based and Nonprofit Leader Resources:

CHILDCARE:

  • Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: www.qualityrated.org or call 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS.
  • YMCA Statesboro: Public Safety and Healthcare critical staff childcare - $30 per day must register child by 12 noon for the following day. (912) 225-1962 

Public Offices COVID-19 UPDATES

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Working Together

The Bulloch County VOAD (Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster) came out of the local post-Hurricane Matthew disaster efforts in the fall of 2016. Local community leaders came together to work on local disaster relief efforts if something were to happen again. It takes a village and these community leaders give time and energy to make sure the citizens of Bulloch County are taken care of and provided the resources in time of disaster.

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