UPDATE (3:59 p.m.): Rep. Doug Collins is in self-quarantine in Gainesville after discovering he took a photograph with an individual who examined constructive for COVID-19 on the Conservative Political Motion Convention.
CPAC ran Feb. 26-29 in Washington, D.C. Collins mentioned on Monday, March 9, that organizers of the convention had alerted him that they found a photograph of him and the person who later examined constructive for the virus.
“Whereas I really feel fully wholesome and I’m not experiencing any signs, I’ve determined to self-quarantine at my house for the rest of the 14-day interval out of an abundance of warning,” Collins mentioned within the Monday announcement. “I’ll comply with the suggestions of the Home Doctor and my workplace will present updates as applicable.”
UPDATE (3:51 p.m.): Organizers with the 15th annual Sewa Worldwide USA Holi Competition have canceled this year’s event resulting from considerations surrounding COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
The annual pageant was scheduled for Sunday, March 15, on the Cumming Fairgrounds, however organizers introduced the “tough resolution” late Friday, March 6.
“We’re canceling the occasion to make sure the well being and security of our group, companion organizations, and volunteers who assist us manage this occasion yearly,” the group posted on Fb. “We are going to hold you posted about our subsequent occasion quickly. Till then please keep secure.”
UPDATE (3:06 p.m.): Fulton County Colleges deliberate for schools to be closed Tuesday, March 10, after public well being officers mentioned Monday that an worker has a confirmed case of coronavirus.
UPDATE (2:26 p.m.): Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s press convention to supply an replace on the coronavirus in Georgia has been pushed again to 4:45 p.m., in response to the governor’s workplace.
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ATLANTA — Eleven Georgia residents have examined constructive for the COVID-19, and 5 of these checks have been federally confirmed, the Georgia Division of Public Well being mentioned in a press release late Sunday.
The assertion mentioned the 4 new presumptive constructive checks, along with two earlier, are awaiting affirmation by the Atlanta-based U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. All the new circumstances are from the larger Atlanta space.
Of these 4 new constructive circumstances submitted to the CDC, one particular person is from Fulton County, one other from Cherokee County, and two extra from Cobb County. The assertion mentioned not one of the people are associated and all have been hospitalized, with the sources of their infections unknown.
Confirmed circumstances of the illness brought on by the brand new coronavirus are three folks in Fulton County, a fourth in Cobb County and a fifth in Polk County. The Polk County resident had beforehand been reported as from Floyd County, the division mentioned.
These from Fulton County embrace a 56-year-old man who had returned to Atlanta from Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, and his son.
The 46-year-old Polk County woman had gone twice to a Georgia emergency middle with flu-like signs in February however was initially turned down for testing as a result of she hadn’t traveled overseas or identified of any contact with vacationers from overseas.
Dozens of Individuals on a cruise ship off the California coast are anticipated to reach Monday evening or Tuesday for quarantine and testing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, officers mentioned Sunday. They embrace 34 Georgia residents.
Gov. Brian Kemp is scheduled to offer an replace Monday, at 4:15 p.m., in response to the governor’s workplace.
In the meantime, the state has designated Laborious Labor Creek State Park, in Morgan County, as a location to “isolate and monitor sufferers” who could have been uncovered to COVID-19, the governor’s workplace mentioned Monday.
No sufferers are at present scheduled to go to the placement, however officers are making ready a piece of the location with “emergency trailers and operations.”
Brian Paglia contributed to this story.