As of lunchtime Monday, the state of Georgia had confirmed more than 2,800 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. There had been 87 deaths.
DeKalb County had seen 283 confirmed cases and at least three deaths.
On Friday, Thurmond issued a new stay-at-home order, mandating that county residents leave their homes only for essential activities.
The CEO’s task force is still being assembled but confirmed members are listed below. Future members could also include more business and civic leaders and representatives from educational institutions, faith organizations and human services organizations.
David Ross, The Task Force for Global Health
Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, DeKalb County Board of Health
Board of Commissioners
Presiding Officer Steve Bradshaw
Two commissioners yet to be appointed
DeKalb County School District
Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson
Chief Judge Asha Jackson, Superior Court
Public Safety Director Jack Lumpkin
Sheriff Melody Maddox
Chief Joseph Cox, DeKalb Emergency Management Agency
House Chairwoman Karla Drenner
Senate Chairman Emanuel Jones
Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst
Pine Lake Mayor Melanie Hammett
Ann Hanlon, Perimeter Community Improvement Districts
Emory Morsberger, Tucker Summit and Metro South Community Improvement Districts
Alan Goodman, Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
Ken Coleman, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
Dorian DeBarr, DeKalb County Development Authority
Lamar Smith, Division of Family and Children Services
Jeff Parker, MARTA