1. COVID-19
  2. News
  3. Spotlight
  4. Calendar
  5. Water First

COVID-19 Testing Walmart in Cornelia

Walmart is expanding COVID-19 testing across the country and has asked the City of Cornelia if they can locate testing in our shopping center.  Their goal is to give the most people the most access to the testing they may need. Walmart is uniquely situated to offer this service with 90% of the population living within 10 miles of a Walmart store. They plan to set up one or more sites in our Walmart/Sam’s Club parking lots in your area. This testing site would run for approximately 2 hours potentially three mornings each week in select Walmart/Sam’s Club parking lots.

Those being tested must pre-register via a website or app and those being tested receive a designated appointment window so we have found the lines to be fairly short and orderly. A pharmacist will observe patients at our site performing a COVID-19 self-swab nasal test inside their vehicle. The specimens will be collected, sent to a lab for results and reported to the state health department by our lab partners / their contractors. Those being tested will be notified of their test results and instructed how to proceed should they test positive.

Our goal is to have a soft launch date on May 15. We would operate Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 7am to 9am. 

Please see attached documents for more information.

Walmart Community COVID Testing

Walmart Community Testing, Spanish

How do people sign up for an appointment?


Posted on: April 02, 2020

Executive Order to Ensure Healthy Georgia

https://www.corneliageorgia.org/DocumentCenter/View/1488/Executive-Order---to-Ensure-Healthy-Georgia


Posted on: April 02, 2020

Statewide Shelter-In-Place Handout 

https://www.corneliageorgia.org/DocumentCenter/View/1489/Statewide-Shelter-In-Place-Handout


Posted on: April 02, 2020

Useful COVID-19 Links


Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cornelia Announces Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus

20200323 press release


Edit this item

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Georgia COVID-19 Map


Please click the following link:

https://corneliagis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/1fb768307f534cd8b862924acb7380dd

Information for Cornelia Businesses Amid COVID-19


Cornelia Services COVID19(1)


Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Urges Residents to Conduct Business Online, and by Phone

corona-virus


Press Release

For Immediate Release                Tuesday, March 17, 2020


For more information contact:

Donald Anderson, City Manager

706-778-8585

danderson@corneliageorgia.org


City Urges Residents to Conduct Business Online, and by Phone


The City of Cornelia is asking residents to refrain from doing face to face business with municipal offices in an effort to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.


City officials are suggesting that residents visit the city’s website to see if the business can be done online or to call City Hall, 706-778-8585 to see if your issue can be resolved without a visit to city buildings.


We ask that residents pay their utility bills by mail, online, or using the payment drop box in front of City Hall.


Stay tuned to the city’s website, www.corneliageorgia.org and social media for updates. If you have any questions or concerns please contact city hall at 706-778-8585.


Posted on: March 16, 2020

Fire Service Visitor Restrictions

fire-restrictions

Due to the current issue of the Coronavirus Pandemic across the nation and our state, the City of Cornelia Fire Services will restrict all visitors and entry to Stations except for departmental and essential personnel.

  • IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR REQUIRE ASSISTANCE PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR CAR/VEHICLE AND CALL 911. TELL THE 911 COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST YOU ARE LOCATED AT CITY OF CORNELIA FIRE SERVICES STATION 2 ON 347 OLD HISTORIC HWY 441 NORTH , WHAT YOUR PRIMARY COMPLAINT IS, AND EXPECT TO BE ASKED SEVERAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO OUT OF THE COUNTY TRAVEL AND OTHER SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS PERTINENT TO THE SCREENING PROCESS. 

Once the screening process is completed, and if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of Covid-19/Coronavirus personnel will be able to be in their proper Personal Protective Equipment prior to making contact and in turn, bring you the proper “Mask” to place on, for both the protection of you and our personnel. Again, return to your vehicle and remain there until personnel comes out to assess your situation.

If you have a Non-Emergency need, please call 706-778-3911 and advise the 911 Communication Specialist of your reason for being at the station, they will in turn call personnel at the station you are located to advise them of what your needs/Required Assistance may be.

CITY OF CORNELIA FIRE SERVICES STATION 2 ON 347 OLD HISTORIC HWY 441 NORTH


Posted on: March 9, 2020

City Monitoring Coronavirus Disease

Press Release  

For Immediate Release                Monday, March 9, 2020


For more information contact:

Donald Anderson, City Manager

706-778-8585

danderson@corneliageorgia.org

City Monitoring Coronavirus Disease

Cornelia, Ga – The City of Cornelia is actively monitoring the situation concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are the lead agencies in Georgia’s response to COVID-19. Georgia DPH is closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, and regularly coordinating with the CDC.

City officials urge residents to follow these agencies for updates and recommendations:

The Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health is the lead agency in our area’s response to COVID-19. ACCGov’s Emergency Management Office will continue to work closely with the Northeast Health District to ensure our response locally is appropriate for the situation.

Although the Georgia DPH considers the risk low to Georgia’s general population, we encourage residents to use this as an opportunity to review their emergency plans and local businesses to review business continuity plans. More information on preparing for COVID-19 and other events is available at www.ready.gov.

Best Practices for Prevention

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • The flu is still widespread and active throughout the state, so if you have not already gotten a flu shot, it is not too late. While the flu shot will not protect against COVID-19, it will prevent serious complications that require hospitalization and prevent overburdening the health care system in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may resemble the common cold or seasonal flu, which is a far greater risk this time of year.