Gov. Brian Kemp talks to FOX 5 about long-term care facilities, other COVID-19 response efforts

Nursing homes have been a critical focus of coronavirus response both here in Georgia and across the country.

As of Monday, the Georgia National Guard reported that it sanitized 229 facilities across the state.

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But it's been difficult to get information on how many cases of coronavirus have occurred within assisted living facilities.

In an interview Tuesday afternoon, FOX 5 Anchor Courtney Bryant asked Governor Brian Kemp about that and other pressing issues in the state's coronavirus response.

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The governor also acknowledged the stay at home order is set to expire on April 30.

He says he is still considering whether he will extend the order.

Right now, the state is working to increase testing and to ensure there are enough beds for patients.

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Know how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Georiga

• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.

• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


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