DeKalb County Hosts COVID-19 ‘Stop the Spread’ Events this Weekend
Thu, 07/16/2020 – 10:55 AM
DECATUR, Ga—This weekend DeKalb County is continuing its efforts to “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19 with several community-based initiatives designed to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
“Stopping the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus is our top priority,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said.
Initiatives in the county’s “Stop the Spread” campaign include:
The distribution of 1,350 boxes of food, in partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 17:
10 a.m. at Antioch AME Church, 4730 Elam Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
1 p.m. at Welcome Friend Baptist Church, 3198 Bouldercrest Rd., Ellenwood, GA 30294
Saturday, July 18:
10 a.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038
The distribution of 50,000 COVID-19 Care Kits containing two face masks and hand sanitizer in hard-hit areas of the county during the month of July.
Radio and print campaigns targeting the African American and Hispanic communities with high infections rates. The ads emphasize the importance of staying home, hand washing and wearing masks when going out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Encouraging residents to visit the DeKalb County Board of Health testing site on Saturday, July 18, at Greenforest Community Baptist Church, 3250 Rainbow Dr., Decatur. Appointments are required and can be made at https://covid19.dph.ga.gov or by calling (404) 294-3700, Option 1.
Weekday COVID-19 test sites are available at: Beulah Missionary Baptist Church 2340 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur; former K-Mart Store Parking Lot, (at I-285 and Buford Hwy.) 5597 Buford Hwy. NE, Doraville; Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1879 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta; Greenforest Community Baptist Church, 3250 Rainbow Dr., Decatur; Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker; Salem Bible Church, 5460 Hillandale Dr., Stonecrest.
The DeKalb County Board of Health reported on July 14 there have been 8,784 cases of COVID-19 infections, 1,120 hospitalizations and 183 deaths in the county. The county’s strategy focuses on communities that the DeKalb County Board of Health has identified as experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 infections.
So we ares supposed to believe that people that we don’t know, and who may or may not have a virus that is no worse than the normal flu, and in fact is not as bad as the normal flu, and who have put together these “care packages”, have not somehow infected the items in the package? Further, the package includes masks that are not rated N95 or better and therefore do no good. It has been scientifically proven that the N95 is the least it will take to prevent infection, so they are giving out these masks that will merely give the wearer, a false sense of security, and the stores around here, are demanding the public wear these insufficient, pitiful masks.
WTF? What is wrong with these people? The fear mongering media has gotten these sheeple scared of their own shadows. James is over 70, and I over 60, and we haven’t worn masks this whole time, except a couple of times, we wore our N95 masks hoping people would see that what they are wearing, are insufficient. You can tell an N95 from these little ole cheapie things that people are wearing. The N95 clamps tightly to the face and has nose clamps on top of the nose so that you can truly seal off the mouth and nose. These holier than thou people wear their cheapie little fake masks and half the time, it is down under their chins.
Are you kidding me? Really? They have blown the statistics over and above reality and belief. DeKalb County Sux, has for the past 30 years, and will for the rest of all time!