Contact COVID-19 Hotline: 844.442.2681
Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department*: (770) 339-4260
GNRC 24/7 On-Call Epidemiologist: (404) 323-1910
State Public Health Department 24/7 Line: (866) 782-4584
*The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department is the lead response agency for our area.
Prevent the Spread Information & Guidance - English (PDF)
Enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 - Espanol (PDF)
Are you or a loved one in need of help? Here are some resources that may be helpful:
Gwinnett Helpline: 770-995-3339 (this is staffed by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services)
United Way Helpline: Dial 211 or text your zip code and need to 898-211 (available 24/7/365 in 140 languages)
Gwinnett County Senior Services: 770-822-8832
Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia Website: cfneg.org/gwinnettcares
Salvation Army (USA) Website: salvationarmyusa.org/usn
Salvation Army (Atlanta) Website: salvationarmyatlanta.org
Utility Bill Assistance via Salvation Army's Project Share: 770-724-1661
DFACS: 1-855-GACHILD (1-844-422-4453)
Other Helpful Resources:
The March 24th Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to coincide with the state and local primary on May 19, 2020. Please see the elections page on the Gwinnett County website for more information.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201) has been passed, providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. For more information visit congress.gov.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Georgia small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is launching their LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to provide immediate and longer-term resources in three critical areas––small business support, organizational support for their community-based partners and access to technology. Verizon has given $2.5 million to LISC. This money will help fund LISC grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses confronting acute financial hardship that need capital in order to survive. In addition, U.S. Bank has provided a $500,000 grant to LISC to provide additional assistance to the community-based partners and small businesses that are part of LISC’s national network. Find more information at lisc.org/covid-19.
The Center for Pan Asian Community Services has limited operations as of Monday, March 23, 2020. CPACS Main Office is closed to the public but still in operation and able to assist community members. For assistance and questions, please call 770-936-0969 to speak to a member of their team. CPACS Cosmo Health Center is OPEN and providing services. If experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, runny nose, sinus congestion/stuffy nose, cough, chest tightness/wheezing, etc.), please CALL 770-446-0929 to speak to a member of their healthcare team before coming to the office. Language support is available. CPACS Gwinnett is closed, but the Main Office (above) can assist, and transportation has limited operations. The following routes have been canceled: non-emergency routes, fixed routes (Clarkston route), and Employer routes for Shinetone and Connected Fibers. FIND MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES HERE
Governor Kemp has increased the maximum benefit available to SNAP recipients. SNAP, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the Georgia Food Stamp Program, is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. The new supplement will allow SNAP users to get the maximum benefit amount for their household size, which is $194 for a household of one, in March and April. This means approximately one million Georgians who receive SNAP will get an additional $100 in nutrition benefits. To limit person-to-person contact, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services encourages you to use Georgia Gateway, their online service portal where you can apply for and check your benefits, upload documents and report any changes to your case. Call the Customer Support at 1-877-423-4746 during business hours for assistance. More info on the SNAP Program | More info on the SNAP increased benefit