Your Safety is Our First Priority
Fulton County is committed to providing the latest COVID-19 information and resources to employees and residents. Daily updates can be found on our new COVID-19 webpage

Special Fulco News Updates will continue to be delivered through email (employees can access their Fulton County email here).
Links will also be posted online at the "For Employees" page of the Fulton County Government Website for those who cannot access their webmail. Click here for the link.
Fulton County COVID-19 Updates
Fulton County to Hold Virtual “Town Hall”
County Commission Chairman Pitts will join Fulton County Board of Health Interim Director Ford in this effort to update citizens on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among the issues to be discussed are an update on the current health care situation, initiatives by the Georgia Department of Labor to reach workers in need of relief, and SBA efforts to help businesses whose operations have been interrupted or ceased.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to view the teleconference live via  Fulton Government Television YouTube page.

Submit comments online via YouTube comments or email questions to  Fulton.communication@fultoncountyga.gov
March 24 Election Postponed to May 19
At the direction of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary & Special Election has been rescheduled for May 19, 2020.
 
Early voting at all Fulton County early voting sites were suspended Sunday, March 15. Votes that were cast during the early voting period and absentee ballots will be counted at the time of the May 19 election in accordance with Secretary of State guidelines.

Registration and Elections Director Richard Barron explains more in the   FGTV video . Additional details updates will be provided when available.
COVID-19 Update Press Conference 
Commission Chairman Robb Pitts and Fulton County Board of Health Director Ford made a joint announcement on March 24 on behalf of the Fulton County Board of Health in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

#TeamFulton Continues to Serve Residents Despite COVID-19 Outbreak
Many Fulton County employees are working hard to provide essential services to residents during this COVID-19 outbreak. That means taking extra precautions and adapting to change.

Departments like the Library System are coming up with innovative methods to be able to serve residents even when library branches are closed.

Below are some stories we would like to share to show just how committed #TeamFulton is to serving our residents. If you have a story to share please email FulcoSubmissions@fultoncountyga.gov
Emergency Services 9-1-1 Moves to Back-up Center Temporarily
Emergency Services which handles 9-1-1 calls runs 24/7 even during an outbreak, so when an employee advised they were exposed (employee had no symptoms) to COVID-19 the back-up center had to be activated as a precaution. The main 9-1-1 center was shutdown within an hour.

The 9-1-1 center was thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated by a professional cleaning company that evening while employees worked at the back-up center.

The employees are now back at the main center answering 9-1-1 calls for the public. Thanks for adapting to the changes efficiently!
Additional Cleaning at Justice Center
The Department of Real Estate and Asset Management (DREAM) is ensuring the janitorial contractor for the Justice Center Complex is using only EPA/CDC approved disinfectants to clean all areas of the complex.
  • Special emphasis is being placed on high frequency touch points including, but not limited to, doorknobs/handles, handrails, elevator call button panels, and courtroom tables and benches.
  • All restrooms are cleaned from the top down per industry established practices.
  • Established protocols are followed during, and after, each business day. 
  • DREAM building inspectors’ work schedules are being changed in order to visually confirm these protocols are being followed.  
 
Thank you DREAM for making sure buildings that need to remain open are thoroughly cleaned!
Library System Continues to Serve While Doors Closed
Even though library branches are closed, library employees are continuing to provide digital services. The Fulton County Library System has Streamed Storytime on Facebook Live before, but now employees are doing it on a regular basis. Every day at 11:00 a.m. library employees are taking turns reading stories on Facebook Live.

The library is also informing their followers about all the digital resources available so they can stay entertained while at home. Residents are loving the digital resources for themselves and their children who are out of school at this time.

Thank you Fulton County Library System employees for keeping residents reading during this time!
Employee Health Insurance Information and Resources
Employee Assistance Program
Regardless of the medical plan option you choose—or even if you don’t choose Fulton County medical plan coverage— you and your eligible family members will have access to EAP.

EAP provides free, confidential, short-term assistance and counseling designed to help individuals resolve a variety of personal concerns. There are no costs, fees or copays. EAP also can help you find child care. Just call 800-999-7222 or visit anthemEAP.com and enter Fulton. Click here to learn more.

A series of on demand webinars will be also placed on the EAP website in the NEWS FOR YOU/COVID 19 section:
  • Talking with your child about COVID – 19
  • The Intersection of Uncertainty and Parenting with COVID – 19
  • Living in Uncertain Times
  • Financial Uncertainty
  • Hand Washing
  • When and Where to get Medical Advice
Anthem (BCBS) Resources
Employees who have Anthem (BCBS) can take advantage of telehealth/virtual doctor visits. Telehealth provides 24/7 doctor visits through live video from the comfort of your own computer or cell phone with internet connection. Just enroll online at www.livehealthonline.com or on the free mobile app.  Click here to learn more. 

Also if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, Sydney Care can help. Check your potential risk quickly with the 24/7 Sydney Care mobile app. Click here to learn more
Kaiser Permanente Resources
Employees who have Kaiser Permanente need to be aware of some facility closings and other modifications. Some Kaiser facilities have temporarily closed or have only certain services available like well-visit pediatric appointments. Click here to learn more about these changes.

Employees can take advantage of telehealth/virtual doctor visits. Telehealth provide 24/7 doctor visits through live video from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device with internet connection. To get started register on www.kp.org or on the free mobile app.   Click here to learn more.
More Resources for Employees
Kaiser Permanente has created a list of COVID-19 education videos that can be found here on their YouTube playlist

Improve Mental Health: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health on multiple levels. Click here for practical tips to calm the mind and body.
Event Changes Due to COVID-19
Several Fulton County events are expected to be rescheduled for later dates. Here are some cancellations and date changes confirmed so far:

  • All Fulton County Government fitness classes classes will be cancelled until April 30, 2020.

  • The 41st Sickle Cell Road Race & Walk scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2020 has been postponed to September 12, 2020. More details will be released later.

  • Family Fun Day originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Social distancing, including avoiding close contact with others, is one way to protect yourself from infectious diseases. In addition, you can reduce your risk in other ways:
 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • People who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow; wash your hands after using a tissue to wipe your nose or mouth
  • People who are sick should stay home from work or school until they are well
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your unwashed hands

For more information on COVID-19 visit the