• City of Statesboro Updates

  • Prevention and Safety

    Prevention and Safety

    If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19, and you develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have been in 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. If you are not symptomatic, it is not necessary to reach out to a health care provider at this time. Please continue to practice the basic prevention tips listed below:

    • Staying at home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
    • Avoid handshakes and “high-fives”

    More information, including links with guidance for businesses, employers and schools, is posted on the CDC’s website at Localized information regarding COVID-19, can be found at DPH’s website at The state of Georgia has a new hotline dedicated to answering questions and concerns regarding COVID-19. To learn more, call 1-844-442-2681.

  • Unemployment Benefits

    Members of the community looking to file individual or employer claims for unemployment benefits are encouraged to visit the Georgia Department of Labor’s website to learn more: