National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Business Roundtable

To support the government’s relief efforts, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Business Roundtable have combined our COVID-19 response efforts by launching a new, detailed survey for businesses to identify specific ways they can provide or produce the supplies that are in high demand. In developing the survey, we worked closely with federal agencies, including FEMA, to ensure that it captures the supply information they need. If companies want to help supply needed equipment, please have them download the survey, complete it and submit it via NAM's online portal.

As the coronavirus situation in Georgia and across the country continues to evolve, Senator Kelly Loeffler is in regular communication with state and federal agencies as well as those who have been impacted by the health and economic impacts of the virus.

  • On March 13, Senator Perdue and Loeffler announced that the Trump administration is providing Georgia with nearly $15 million to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
  • On March 12, Senators Loeffler and Smith Introduced Bills to Expand Rural Health Care Access
  • On March 6, Perdue and Loeffler joined President Trump at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta for a facility tour and an update on the agency’s coronavirus response.
  • On March 5, Perdue and Loeffler voted in favor of supplemental funding to support the U.S. government’s coronavirus response.
  • On March 2, Perdue and Loeffler issued a joint statement after Governor Kemp announced the first coronavirus cases in Georgia.
  • In February, Perdue and Loeffler updated Georgians on the U.S. government’s coronavirus response and provided guidance for staying healthy and safe.

There are steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral respiratory infections. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces EPA list of disinfectants

It is also important for people to stay at home away from others if they are sick.

Additional information from the CDC

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, call your health care professional.

If you have been notified by public health authorities that you might have been exposed, follow instructions provided by your local health department.

Additional information from the CDC

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Additional information from the CDC

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