GEMA/HS Releasing Three Million Cloth Face Coverings to Counties, Department of Education

(ATLANTA) – The Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is releasing a total of three million cloth face coverings in July, to the Georgia Department of Education and 39 county emergency management agencies across the state.

CVS Closing Georgia Tech COVID-19 Testing Site, Expanding Testing With 86 Drive-Thru Sites Across Georgia

(ATLANTA) - After three months and nearly 60,000 COVID-19 tests, CVS announced that June 27, is the final day of COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site at Georgia Tech.

 

GEMA/HS Preparing COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility in Milledgeville

(ATLANTA) - The Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is preparing a COVID-19 alternate care facility for non-critical patients in Milledgeville.

Priority COVID-19 Testing Available for All Georgia First Responders

(ATLANTA) – To help maintain the readiness of first responders, the Georgia Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will begin COVID-19 priority testing June 15, for first responders at all specimen points of collection (SPOC) sites throughout Georgia.

GEMA/HS Coordinates Weekly Receipt of COVID-19 Testing Supply Shipments from FEMA

(ATLANTA) – To further strengthen the State of Georgia’s COVID-19 testing, on May 8, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinated receipt of the first weekly shipment of specimen collection supplies provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

GEMA/HS to Receive Additional Shipments of Cloth Face Coverings for Critical Infrastructure Workers

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is receiving the second of several expected shipments of cloth face coverings from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be distributed to critical infrastructure workers who do not need medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) for their daily work.

GECA and the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma Partner to Provide Guidance to PSAPs Concerning COVID-19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) in partnership with the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma is encouraging Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) communications officers to ask callers specific questions related to COVID-19 if the disease is suspected and relay the information to emergency responders prior to dispatch.

Governor Declares State of Emergency for 120 Georgia Counties Due To Flooding

(ATLANTA) – In response to the flooding across Georgia associated with prolonged heavy rainfall, Gov. Brian Kemp today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 120 Georgia counties south of I-20.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week Begins March 9

(ATLANTA) – Flooding can happen whenever it rains, with little or no time to prepare or evacuate. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Wednesday.