COVID-19 Resources

Contact COVID-19 Hotline 844-442-2681

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 or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

**NOTE: THE TAX DEADLINE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM APRIL 15TH TO JULY 15TH.**

Emergency Food Help

We are conducting food distribution events throughout the Metro Atlanta area, please refer to the calendar for upcoming food distribution events. 

Click here to find food,  food pantry or food bank near you. Local school districts are providing meals to students while their schools are closed. Contact your local school district to find out where meals can be found near you.

UTILITIES

Find resources to help you pay your utility bills on the HUD website. Some public utility companies have decided that they will not shut off services during this time. Find an updated list of utilities companies that have announced they will not disconnect services on the Clean Energy website.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
  • The Giving KitchenOffering financial help to food service workers in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or housing disaster in Georgia. 
  • Meals on WheelsDelivers meals to seniors.

  • Open HandDelivers healthy meals to people who might otherwise go without food in Atlanta.

  • Aunt BerthaFind food pantries, housing assistance and cash assistance programs in Georgia. 

  • United WayFind community resources. You can also text GACovid19 to 898-211 to receive a list of available resources or text 211od to 898211 to receive a list of referrals based on your zip code.

  • The Latino Community Fund of Georgia. The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund on March 17, 2020 to provide direct assistance to the most vulnerable communities in Georgia (the undocumented, poor and Limited English Proficient) through free food distribution, and partial rental assistance through member organizations, all Latinx-led that committed to remain open and operate as first responders to support families in crisis. Services available: Food Distribution, Rental Assistance, Free & Accessbile COVID-19 Testing, & Grant-Making in Spanish and other Indigenous Languages. 

  • Unidos GeorgiaCoalition of Latinx-led LCF-Georgia agency members organizing  to support undocumented and Latinx population of Georgia. Map of available resources in Spanish/English available. 

Emory COVID-19 resource line: 404-71-COVID (404-712-6843). Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, and answered by nurses. Patients who are symptomatic may call to evaluate their condition, receive advice and make appointments for testing, shelter-at-home instructions and home self-care/symptom management. Emory online tool - www.c19check.com - that allows people to screen themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus and to receive recommendations on what to do next.  

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Hotline: 844-442-2681. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Operators can provide information related to risks, prevention, symptoms, isolation, community resources and testing.  

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta COVID-19 hotline: 404-785-7955. Open every day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A resource for parents or caregivers. Experts can answer questions about what COVID 19 is, how is it spread, what are the signs and symptoms and when to see a medical attention. The hotline doesn’t provide medical advice and can’t answer questions about caring for adults such as mom and dad. Children’s also has a new pediatric assessment tool — choa.org/covid19 — designed to answer questions such as what to do if your child has a cough, or what to do if your child has been around someone with COVID-19 but the child has no symptoms. 

COVID-19 Testing Available for Qualified Fulton County Residents  

  • Adult age 60 or older
  • Patient with serious chronic medical conditions like: heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease
  • Caregiver for elderly (age 60 or older)
  • Caregiver for immune-compromised person
  • First responder who is critical to the epidemic response
  • Healthcare worker
  • Person who lives or works in a congregate setting like: a nursing home, assisted living facility, or jail
  • Call Fulton County COVID-19 Hotline at 404-613-8150 for more information.  
The DeKalb County Board of Health COVID-19 call center. 404-294-3700 (and selecting Option 1). Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Operators can provide information related to risks, prevention, symptoms, isolation, community resources and testing.
Cobb County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is up and operating with a hotline for questions about how the Coronavirus situation affects county government operations.Cobb's EOC hotline for questions about how the pandemic affects the county is 770-590-5790

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 866-399-8938. This 24/7 confidential line offers assistance for those needing emotional support or resource information as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The support line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have been trained in crisis counseling. This is part of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, Beacon Health Options and Behavioral Health Link.
vETERANS: FEELING OVERWHELMED BY COVID-19?
STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS

If you are unable to pay your student loans, you may be able to request a forbearance. This means that you will not have to pay your loans for a period of time. In light of Covid-19, the federal government announced that it will:

As part of the CARES Act, some taxpayers will get a payment from the federal government. This money is called an “economic impact payment.”

Who is eligible?

  • People who made under $75,000/year ($150,000 for a married couple) will get the full payment. 

If you are worried about being isolated in your home with an abuser or are experiencing abuse or violence of any kind, please reach out. Here are organizations that you can contact.

Due to Covid-19, the government has announced changes to who qualifies for some benefits

Evictions. Some courts have stopped hearing eviction cases during the crisis. If you have been served with an eviction notice, contact the local court to see what their policy is at this time.

On March 14, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a statewide judicial emergency. This means that all Georgia Courts will be stopping all but “essential functions” through at least Friday, June 12, 2020. These functions include:

On March 14, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a statewide judicial emergency. This means that all Georgia Courts will be stopping all but “essential functions” through at least Friday, June 12, 2020. These functions include: