Mayor Jason Lary and Adrion Bell, Stonecrest Communications Director give COVID-19 updates and a tribute to community activist Kenneth Saunders, III who died last weekend due to complications from the coronavirus.
Stonecrest COVID-19 Update and Tribute to Kenneth Saunders, III
Mayor Jason Lary updates the city's COVID-19 State of Emergency Plan and orders residents to remain at home unless engaged in essential services. For more information call the COVID Hotline at 1 844 442-2681. For information on symptoms, and the latest federal government updates, visit www.cdc.gov.
COVID-19 Resolution to Update City's State of Emergency Plan
Mayor Jason Lary outlines his COVID-19 Executive Order and says he is offering the Sam's Club building to Governor Brian Kemp as a temporary medical facility to aid in the treatment of Georgia residents. Click below for more information and a PowerPoint from Emory University Dr. Carlos Del Rio.
Mayor Releases New Executive Order to Fight COVID-19
Mayor Jason Lary declared a state of emergency for Stonecrest on Friday, March 13th due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. City hall along with all city parks and recreation centers will be closed to the public and staff members will work remotely. Building inspectors and code enforcement officers will still conduct limited inspections.
Mayor Jason Lary Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Coronavirus Precaution
City hall is closed to all physical traffic. All transactions must be conducted either digitally or via the postal service. This precaution will remain in place until further notice.
Free COVID-19 Testing
The City of Stonecrest, in partnership with the DeKalb County Board of Health, is providing free COVID-19 testing at the city’s future city hall, formerly the Sam's Club.
Testing occurs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. COVID-19 testing is scheduled for the next 90 days.
Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Driver's licenses and IDs are not required.
For online appointment scheduling visit https://www.dekalbhealth.net/ or call the COVID-19 Call Center at (404) 294-3700, Option 1.
(Future Stonecrest City Hall)
2994 Turner Hill Rd.
Currently, the recommended course of action is to do the following (per coronavirus.gov):
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water
- Do not touch your face, nose, and mouth with your hands
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash
- If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
- Put distance between yourself and other people (social distancing of at least 6 feet)
- Cancel/halt gatherings of more than 50 people across the United States for the next eight weeks
Coronavirus Update from the CDC's Briefing Room - March 14, 2020
Watch to learn the latest on COVID-19.
Top 10 Things 'To Do' When Managing COVID-19 at Home
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Coronavirus explained by the CDC Briefing Room
CDC Briefing Room: Dr. Nancy Messonnier gives an update on COVID-19.
What Older People Need to Know To Stay Healthy
Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19.