Chatham County Amends Emergency Order Last Amended on March 22

In a live broadcast yesterday (March 30), Chatham County Chair Al Scott signed an amendment to the Emergency Order initially issued on March 16 and last amended on March 22. 

The amendment allows the County to control access at the airport, bus station, and train station by doing Fast-Checks for COVID-19 of all passengers exiting these transportation facilities following travel. The order also grants the Ports Authority the opportunity to conduct similar screenings if they so choose.

The Fast-Checks will include a temperature reading as well as a one-page questionnaire regarding the individual’s travel history. Travelers with a temperature of 100.4 or more or anyone traveling from areas of high-exposure to COVID-19 will be asked to seek the advice of a medical professional and self-quarantine. Those who do not have a temperature of at least 100.4 will be given a flyer developed by Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) on self-quarantining, and County staff will follow-up with them within-72-hours to find out if they have developed any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Fast-Checks should begin later this week, once the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is received. In the meantime, Chatham County has launched a new webpage at https://ready.chathamcountyga.gov/. To view the Chatham County Amended Order, please click here.