The DeKalb County Board of Health has a COVID-19 hotline

DeKalb District Health Director Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford speaks at the virtual town hall.

Credit: Screenshot via DeKalb County

Credit: Screenshot via DeKalb County

DeKalb District Health Director Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford speaks at the virtual town hall.

The DeKalb County Board of Health has a COVID-19 call center to provide information and answer questions about the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The call center, which has live since March 24, serves as an alternative to the state of Georgia's hotline.

It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 404-294-3700 and selecting Option 1.

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Operators can provide information related to risks, prevention, symptoms, isolation, community resources and testing.

As of Friday evening, 4,748 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Georgia. A total of 154 people had died.

In DeKalb County, 373 cases and five deaths had been reported.

In addition to setting up a hotline, the DeKalb Board of Health has greatly reduced other services to focus on the coronavirus outbreak.

The East DeKalb Health Center is closed so staff can be consolidated at other locations. Women, infants and children (WIC) services are available by drive-through only at the Tucker office, 4394 Hugh Howell Road.

Immunizations are still available at most locations but many other services are by phone only.

Visit dekalbhealth.net for more information.