The Athens Regional Library System has collected several resources to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic. View the various COVID-19 resources below.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Vist special.usps.com/testkits
U.S. COVID information
Federal site that links people with information about COVID in the communities, including infection rates and vaccine information covid.gov.
Where to register
- Register for a vaccine with the Northeast Georgia Health District (for those living or working in Clarke, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Greene, Jackson, Morgan, and Walton counties).
- Nationwide search for COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 Hotline and screenings
The Northeast Health District COVID-19 Screening Hotline available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (706) 340-0996. Visit the Northeast Health District website.
- Georgia Department of Public Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response in Georgia
- Guide for fully vaccinated people
- COVID-19 Mythbusters
- Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) (available in several languages)
- Centers for Disease Control
- FAQ from the CDC (available in several languages)
- World Health Organization
- CDC What to do if you’re sick or if you care for someone who is
- CDC Stress & Coping
COVID tracking and projecting sites
- Georgia COVID-19 Daily Status Report updated twice daily
- Risk assessment map from the Harvard Global Health Institute and Brown School of Public Health that allows people to check the state or the county where they live and see a COVID-19 risk rating of green, yellow, orange or red.
Resources for helping children
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
- 10 Things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for children
- Advice for caregivers of children with disabilities in the era of COVID-19
Resources for people with disabilities and their families
- Access Living
- Autism Speaks – Resources for all ages and their families
- COVID-19 Resources for Georgians with Developmental Disabilities from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD)
- COVID-19 Accessible Materials for People with Disabilities – The target audiences for translations of COVID-19 guidance are individuals who have limited mobility or who are blind, Deaf, or have limited literacy skills resulting from a variety of factors. The alternative formats include simplified text documents, videos in American Sign Language (ASL), and both digital and embossed braille.
- Families Together – Navigating COVID-19 when your child / youth has a disability
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America Coronavirus Anxiety – Helpful expert tips and resources
- Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225 or visit their website
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network Parent/Caregiver guide to helping families cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Taking care of your behavioral health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- National crisis line (also available in Spanish)
Regional information and resources
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources from the United Way of Northeast Georgia 211 resource directory
- Athens-Clarke County Information & Resources
- Athens-Clarke County Resident Resources (lists shelters, food banks, financial assistant)
- Calendar of community food sites, dates and times
- Food Bank of Northeast Georgia mobile pantry schedule
Other resources and information
STATE OF GEORGIA 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.