Governor Brian Kemp has signed an Executive Order requiring all Georgia residents and visitors to Shelter in Place and limit social interaction effective 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. Read on...
Upon guidance from the Coastal Georgia Health District, non-resident transient accommodation restrictions, traffic checkpoints, and a county-wide mandatory curfew shall be imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 from out-of-area visitors. Read on...
Governor Kemp’s Shelter in Place Executive Order
On April 2, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order (PDF) requiring all Georgia residents and visitors to shelter in place and limit social interaction effective 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020. On April 8, 2020, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order (PDF) extending the existing shelter in place and expiring on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Do I need a letter to prove that I can keep working?
No. You do not need a letter from your employer or the government to prove that you fall into one of the exceptions for Essential Services, Necessary Travel, Critical Infrastructure, or Minimum Basic Operations.
If you have questions about Critical Infrastructure, please contact the Department of Economic Development. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or visit georgia.org for more information.
- What happens if I violate the Governor’s Executive Order?
If you violate any of the terms of the Order, you are committing a misdemeanor, which is a crime in the State of Georgia. For example, if you are not sheltering in place and none of the four exceptions for Essential Services, Minimum Basic Operations, Critical Infrastructure, or Necessary Travel applies to your activities, you will receive a warning from law enforcement and risk facing criminal charges if you fail to comply.
- What does this Order mean for church services and funeral services?
No business, establishment, for-profit or non-profit corporation, organization, or county or municipal government is allowed to have more than ten (10) people gathering in a single location unless there is at least six (6) feet between each person at all times. This rule applies to church services and funeral services.
Unfortunately, several community outbreaks can be directly attributed to recent, in-person church services and funeral services. Public health officials strongly discourage gatherings of people for these services due to the high risk of transmission of novel coronavirus. For elderly Georgians and the chronically ill, exposure to novel coronavirus can be deadly. Please comply with the Governor’s order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Can I go to state parks or play sports outside like golf?
Yes. You can visit state parks and play sports outside, including golf, subject to certain restrictions. Gatherings of more than ten (10) people are banned unless there is at least six (6) feet between each person at all times. If people congregate in certain areas of a state park or golf course, for example, law enforcement will warn them to disband. If they fail to comply, they may face criminal charges.
State of Georgia COVID-19 Hotline
The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Hotline: (844) 442-2681
Southeast Georgia Health System COVID-19 Screening Hotline
Southeast Georgia Health System has a new COVID-19 Screening Hotline, 912-466-7222. This free hotline can screen patients for coronavirus symptoms and is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
*Please note that FAQs are subject to change quickly.
- Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 Daily Status Report (Updated at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. daily)
Emergency Declarations & Executive Orders
- Precautionary Declaration of Public Health Emergency (PDF) Signed March 16, 2020
State of Georgia
- Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency (PDF) Signed April 8, 2020
- Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (PDF) Signed April 6, 2020
- Executive Order to Ensure a Safe & Healthy Georgia (PDF) Signed April 2, 2020
- Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency (PDF) Signed March 14, 2020
- Supreme Court of Georgia Order Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency (PDF) Signed March 14, 2020
- Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Issued March 13, 2020
COVID-19 Preparedness & Response
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Coastal Health District are closely monitoring an outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019, and continues to expand to other countries, including the United States.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may resemble the common cold or seasonal flu, which is a far greater risk this time of year.
The best way to prevent infection with any respiratory virus is to use the same preventative strategies used during a normal cold and flu season:
- get a flu shot,
- wash hands regularly,
- cover coughs and sneezes, and
- stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness until they resolve.
Camden County residents should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Residents can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.
For more information on COVID-19 and high risk groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Online Services Encouraged
The COVID-19 Update includes links to online services.
Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Revenue is encouraging all taxpayers to conduct their business with the Department through online services. The Department offers a number of motor vehicle and tax related services online, without the need of person to person interactions.
You may send your payment to Camden County Tax Commissioner online or via mail at:
Camden Count Tax Commissioner
P. O. Box 698
Woodbine, GA 31569
You are asked to take all precautionary measures as we look to service all residents and minimize exposure to the staff and our citizens. Thank you for your patience and your cooperation. You may contact the Camden County Tax Commissioner’s Office at 912-576-3248 if you require additional information. All updates regarding any changes in the operation of the office will be posted on the Camden County Tax Commissioner’s Office Facebook page or on the Camden County Government Facebook Page.
Online Service Links
- Online Services for Motor Vehicles
- Online Services for Planning & Development
- Online Services for Property Taxes
- Online Services for Voting & Voter Registration
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. Due to high traffic to the website, you may experience a delay in completing your online application. Users are encouraged to utilize the website during off-peak hours, 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
The Camden Hunger Hotline offers food assistance information and resources everyday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 912-409-6920. This is in partnership with the Camden Collaborative. More information is available at: https://helpingneighbors.weebly.com. Several organizations may provide food assistance in Camden County.