Gordon County Update Regarding COVID-19
June 24, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE….
We want to take this time to let our citizens know that Gordon County, Calhoun, and leadership and public safety from all municipalities continue to work alongside each other to address issues relevant to COVID-19 within our community by communicating daily and holding bi-weekly meetings. These bi-weekly meetings serve as tools to make sure we are all collaborating together to stay up to date on our current situation as well as that around our nation. We also monitor numbers daily to include increases in cases and deaths both statewide and in Gordon County as well as numbers from our local hospitals on COVID-19 cases, bed availability, and ventilator availability.
Over the last few weeks, we have seen a much larger increase in cases than what we had been experiencing in Gordon County. Public safety and emergency management personnel have worked diligently to gather information on any potential hotspots or pockets of outbreaks that could be responsible for this increase. Through talking to the local Department of Public Health, our local hospital, and each of our long-term care facilities we have not been able to identify any particular area of concern at this time based on all information we have received. All local agencies including AdventHealth Gordon hospital are prepared to take care of our citizens.
We will continue to monitor numbers daily and do all that we can to keep our citizens safe. Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have worked diligently to try and stay ahead of this virus as a team here in Gordon County. We ask that our citizens continue to do the things that can be done during this time to help our community as a whole such as social distancing, frequent hand washing, wearing a mask in public, keeping gatherings to a maximum of 50 people per the Governor’s Executive Order and staying home if you are sick with signs and symptoms. If you do feel you need to be tested the Gordon County Health Department located at 310 North River Street in Calhoun is doing free daily testing Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointment is needed for this testing.