COVID-19 Resource Information
COVID-19 numbers in the state of Georgia are beginning to decrease and vaccinations are increasing. Social distancing, face masks and hand washing are STILL recommended to continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. For mental health resources, scroll to the bottom of the page.
COVID-19 in 2021
GET VACCINATED IF ELIGIBLE
Wear a mask
Practice social distancing
Wash/sanitize your hands regularly
Follow public health guidance
At the City Council meeting held on Monday, August 16, 2021, Mayor Horton announced that the mask resolution passed in December 2020 was still in effect on City properties since the number of COVID-19 cases in Newton County now exceeds 100 per 100,000 over a two week period. Newton County is currently in the high transmission category for COVID-19.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in many ways. From losing loved ones to job loss to the anxiety caused by the threat of a deadly virus, COVID-19 has not only attacked us physically, the pandemic has laid siege to our mental health as well.
There are guidelines to combat COVID-19 from attacking us physically...stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands, wear a mask...unfortunately, there aren't the same guidelines for keeping the ramifications of COVID-19 from affecting our mental well being. Don't suffer alone or in silence. If you or someone you know is seeking resources, please consider checking out the list below.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
The Crisis Text Line - Text START to 741-741 about any type of crisis 24/7.
Local Addiction Support
St Jude’s Recovery Center - Intown provider of free and low-cost treatment services. They are located at 139 Renaissance Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. For admissions information, call them at 404-874-2224.
The Summit Wellness Group - Joint Commission Accredited drug rehab center located at 996 Huff Rd NW, Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318. This family-run treatment program also provides a number of full and partial scholarships. They have a 24/7 helpline at 678-705-8762.
Recovery in Georgia - Locally run independent addiction recovery resource that features treatment centers, support meetings, and prevention resources located throughout Georgia.
Georgia Overdose Prevention Project - An advocacy organization that provides free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.
Access the below websites for more information on COVID-19, sheltering in place and other possible questions about COVID-19 in Georgia:
UPDATE AS OF 04/30/21: Executive Order "Empowering a Healthy Georgia"
UPDATE AS OF 04/23/21: Executive Order "Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency"
VACCINATION EMERGENCY LEAVE AS OF 3/31/21: Executive Order "Empowering a Healthy Georgia"