Gov. Kemp, Dr. Toomey Urge Georgians to
Wear Face Coverings to Fight COVID-19
Atlanta – Governor Brian P. Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, and the Georgia Department of
Public Health (DPH) urge all Georgians to continue to follow safe daily habits to reduce our risk
of exposure to COVID-19 and keep the virus from spreading. Wear a face covering in public
settings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.
A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting where social
distancing may be difficult such as in the grocery store or picking up food at a restaurant or
riding public transportation, and especially in areas of widespread community transmission of
COVID-19. Cloth face coverings help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may be
infected and not know it from transmitting it to others. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) has easy to follow instructions on how to make a low-cost cloth face covering.
Please click on the link below to access the information.