Last Updated May 1, 2020
Superintendent Woods: "School buildings are closed, but the hearts of educators remain open" and "we must choose compassion over compliance"
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is working closely with the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH), and other agencies to ensure local school districts, parents, and students have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (commonly called coronavirus). State School Superintendent Richard Woods is a member of Governor Brian Kemp’s Coronavirus Task Force, and GaDOE’s Office of School Climate and Safety is communicating regularly with GaDPH and its Commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey.
This site contains the most up-to-date guidance for school districts along with resources for parents and families.
CDC: COVID-19 and Children – Frequently Asked Questions
The CDC has prepared an FAQ document to address the most common questions parents have about the impact of COVID-19 on their children.
Read the FAQ here.
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Georgia's COVID-19 Hotline
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.