COVID-19 Update Morgan County, Georgia (4/1/21)

Crystal Jackson

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The following data is current as of April 1, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 853,273 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 16,664 for the state with 2,455 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 13,970 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 7,876 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

Morgan County has had 1,167 confirmed cases. There have been 22 confirmed deaths and 6 probable deaths within the county and 81 hospitalizations with 888 antigen-positive cases.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,469 cases, 52 deaths, and 132 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 662 cases, 18 deaths, and 61 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,680 cases, 44 deaths, and 148 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 7,191 cases, 207 deaths, and 618 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 2,964 cases, 62 deaths, and 125 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,739 cases, 54 deaths, and 157 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 7,811 cases, 226 deaths, and 480 hospitalizations

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Governor Kemp announced that all residents aged 16 and over are now eligible for the vaccine. Here's the announcement.

To find a vaccine location near you or to schedule an appointment, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. For individuals aged 16 and 17 who are in an eligible population for vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available to you.
To sign up for the Morgan Medical Center's COVID-19 community vaccination clinic, visit https://morganmedical.org/vaccine/.
Per the site: "*Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children 16 and older. Morgan Medical Center cannot guarantee availability of the Pfizer vaccine. Currently we are only administering the Moderna vaccine, approved for individuals 18+."
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The CDC has continued to make the following recommendations for minimizing the risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask any time you are within six feet of someone who doesn't live in your household.
  • Be sure to wear a mask properly, making sure it fits the face and covers both the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands before and after handling your mask.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces where social distancing is not possible including restaurants, movie theaters, sporting events, and other places where masks may not be worn or social distancing may not be observed.
  • Cough and sneeze inside the mask or into an elbow, keeping the mouth covered at all times.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly.
  • Self-quarantine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Monitor for a fever or other symptoms if you begin experiencing symptoms and get tested as needed.
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The CDC has also released the following guidelines for vaccinated individuals (defined as those who have received the second dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks previously):

Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart. Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease. Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

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These recommendations still apply for interacting with the unvaccinated public:

Wear a well-fitted mask. Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with. Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings. Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow guidance issued by individual employers. Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.

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Crystal Jackson is a former therapist turned writer. She is the author of the Heart of Madison series and a volume of poetry entitled My Words Are Whiskey. Her work has been featured on Medium, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, and Elephant Journal. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling, paddle boarding, cycling, throwing axes badly but with terrifying enthusiasm, hiking, or curled up with her nose in a book in Madison, Georgia, where she lives with one puppy and two wild and wonderful children. Crystal writes about relationships, mental health, parenting, social justice, and more. Never miss an update. Subscribe to emails: https://crystaljacksonwriter.substack.com/

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