GMA takes the health and safety of our employees, members, and attendees seriously. Given the fluid nature of this evolving situation, we urge everyone to utilize reliable sources of information. Below is a compilation courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO, our colleagues at GSAE: The Center for Association Leadership, and other sources we have deemed both up to date and relevant.
At this time, GMA is not planning to cancel any of our scheduled plant tours, networking events and educational meetings, including the 2020 Georgia Manufacturing Summit September 15th. However, we may postpone a few additional small events.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html & Guidelines for mass gatherings
Georgia Emergency Management Preparedness Kit - https://gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia
World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Finally, several experts agree on what you can do personally.
- Wash your hands – frequently and thoroughly
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol
- Practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Put your used tissue in a wastebasket
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands
- Avoid touching your face
- Keep your work environment clean, using basic cleaning and disinfecting products when necessary
- Clean your cell phone more often than usual
As always, we will keep you posted.
An updated count of coronavirus cases reported across the state
Click on each county in the map below to learn more about the cases reported there.