The elderly and those with chronic medical conditions should be particularly on guard against COVID-19 (coronavirus), as should their loved ones, asserts Logan Boss, Public Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District. He states that health officials are learning more each day about coronavirus as the outbreak spreads across the US.
Now is the time for those with increased risk for COVID-19 (and loved ones) to stock up on essential supplies, wash those hands frequently and limit close contact with people who are sick, adds Boss.
The World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on Wednesday.
Governor Brian Kemp announced plans on Wednesday to add $100 million to the state’s budget to tackle the impact of coronavirus in Georgia.