Coronavirus Update from Mayor McIntosh4 Mar, 2020
Coronavirus Update from Mayor McIntosh
Recently our country has been on heightened alert from various media reports on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This week, we have seen this virus affect our state. The City of Moultrie is in regular communications about the Coronavirus with Colquitt Regional Medical Center and Colquitt County Government. At this time, no known persons have contracted Coronavirus in Moultrie/Colquitt County.
The City of Moultrie is making efforts to be proactive within our community and citizens.
The following four steps can help stop the spreading of any virus, including Coronavirus:
1) Wash your hands frequently.
2) Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when coughing and sneezing.
3) If possible, keep a reasonable distance between yourself and someone who is coughing, sneezing, or has a fever.
4) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
We are taking steps to minimize the spread of any virus in city facilities by implementing actions:
1) City offices will have hand sanitizer stations throughout with accompanying signage to encourage employees and citizens to sanitize and protect themselves. If you have any flu-like symptoms, you may prefer to use our drive-thru window.
2) We are regularly wiping counters, desks, and door handles with Clorox wipes.
3) Our Fire and Police Departments will continue to decontaminate their vehicles and facilities regularly.
If the (COVID-19) virus surfaces in the City of Moultrie, plans and actions will be governed by the CDC and State Department of Health.
If you feel you are experiencing life-threating symptoms, please call 911.
To find more information on the Coronavirus, the following websites may be useful:
Georgia Department of Public Health- https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
Johns Hopkins- https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/