Snellville started strong in the fight against COVID-19, but as cases continue to rise, your part in slowing the spread of the virus is still needed.
On June 24, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp urged residents to "remain vigilant" in the fight against COVID-19 following a recent spike in confirmed positive cases and said that while Georgia continues to "make solid progress" in stopping the spread of the virus, the battle is far from over.
"While I'm proud of our swift response and measured steps forward, we cannot grow complacent. This virus is deadly and remains a threat to our great state," Kemp said.
Snellville residents must answer his call.
Gwinnett County is now No. 1 in the state for infections.
Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed there were close to 8,000 new cases reported over a seven day stretch from June 15-22. The state broke a record on June 20 with 1,800 new confirmed cases, the largest number of positive cases reported in a single day.
Why? The Georgia Department of Public Health said widespread testing across the state leads to more cases, but so does people getting lax regarding wearing a mask and social distancing. To help stop the spread, county health officials are urging people to wear masks indoors in places like stores and to stay six feet apart whenever possible.
In his message, Kemp urged each Georgian to wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing guidelines provided by public health officials.
"Let's stay vigilant in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and continue to follow guidance from public health officials. If you have a chronic medical condition, don't skip your doctor's visit," Kemp said. "Reschedule any procedures you put on hold, get a test if you want one. If the Department of Public Health reaches out, we hope you will answer the call. Contact tracing is key as we work to defeat this virus."
We can help stop the spread if we work together.
- City of Snellville