Cobb County’s COVID-19 emergency declaration has been extended

Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid signed a second extension of the county’s Declaration of Emergency today concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The extension will allow upcoming public meetings to be held virtually, keep the county’s emergency operations plan in place, and continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated and take precautions in public. The second extension runs through November 16.

“Even though we’ve heard positive news from our public health partners on the downward trend of this latest surge in COVID cases, the county’s case rate remains more than three times what is considered ‘high community transmission,’” Chairwoman Cupid said.  “Keeping this order in place will allow us to remain proactive and hopefully help end this latest surge.”

The extension also cites the “severe overcrowding” condition at Kennestone Hospital caused by coronavirus cases and continues the terms of prior declarations.

For more information and to download the renewal, please visit https://www.cobbcounty.org/communications/news/chairwoman-signs-2nd-extension-declaration-emergency

Residents seeking a COVID test, vaccination, or information should visitwww.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com.

HOW TO GET VACCINATED: COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 Georgia residents. Don’t let yourself or your loved ones die from a preventable virus. COVID vaccines are free and widely available statewide without insurance or identification. To find a vaccination location or to schedule an appointment, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.