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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Last Updated: 1/7/2022 1:52 PM

Do NOT send your child to school if:

  • Student has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. 
  • Student has a positive or pending test for COVID-19 (school should be notified of a positive test result). 

If a student has a cough, shortness of breath or recent changes in ability to taste and/or smell, we recommend you contact your doctor’s office for guidance before sending your child to school. 

Information on the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Information on the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

COVID-19 TESTING IN NORTH GEORGIA

To facilitate increasing numbers of residents seeking COVID-19 testing in Cherokee County, MAKO Medical has moved their drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Action Church in Canton to JJ Biello Park in Woodstock. The new address is JJ Biello Park, Riverside Athletic Complex, 610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188. Testing will begin at JJ Biello Park on Monday, January 3, 2022. MAKO Medical will continue to provide free drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing at the new site, and the hours will remain Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if they are fully vaccinated. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.

For more information about free COVID-19 testing in the North Georgia Health District, log onto https://www.nghd.org/news/media-releases/free-covid-19-testing-available-in-north-georgia.

DPH Quarantine Guidance

DPH Testing Sites and Information

Past CCSD Messages to Parents

DPH North Georgia Health District (includes Cherokee County)

Georgia Dept of Public Health: Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

Additional Health Information & Resources

CDC Information and Resources in Languages Other Than English

Vaccine Information

Parents who are interested in having their child vaccinated against COVID-19 can find information about vaccines and vaccine availability on the Georgia Department of Public Health website at   https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccineNote:  Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 5 and older. The other vaccines are approved currently for ages 18 and older.  You will need to schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available for a child 5+ years of age.

Covid vaccine and boosters

Nov. 3, 2021:  Information on pediatric COVID Vaccine for ages 5-11

Oct. 26, 2021: Information on Moderna and J&J Boosters

Georgia Vaccine Data:  Interactive Dashboard

Johnson&Johnson Vaccine Fact Sheet

Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet

Social and Emotional Wellness

 National PTA resources for families

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Handling Isolation: Tips for Social Distancing and Quarantine

Managing Anxiety and Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Crisis Text Line

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225

Georgia Resources for Mental Health