Coweta County Board of Health adopts Vaccination Resolution

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The Coweta County Board of Health has voted in favor of a resolution encouraging all Coweta residents to get vaccinated.

The resolution was adopted on Sept. 21 and also asks for Coweta residents to also follow safe, daily habits – wearing face coverings whether vaccinated or unvaccinated indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently. 

Each of the above daily habits are in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

A content of the resolution is below.

RESOLUTION OF COWETA BOARD OF HEALTH IN SUPPORT OF CDC PANDEMIC GUIDELINES 

WHEREAS Coweta County has experienced a significant surge in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases which require local officials to be vigilant in advising all individuals of preventative measures to protect the community as a whole; and 

WHEREAS preventative measures including COVID-19 vaccinations, wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing hands often, and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands are recommended by the CDC to prevent the continued spreading of the illness in the community; and 

WHEREAS to prevent or minimize injury to people resulting from this pandemic, the Coweta Board of Health finds that certain actions are required, including but not limited to, highly encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations, masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, social distancing measures of 6 feet or more, washing hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands as recommended by the CDC; and 

WHEREAS pursuant to OCGA § 31-3-4, the Coweta Board of Health has the express right, duty, power, privilege, and authority Lo lake such steps, as may be necessary to prevent and suppress disease and conditions deleterious to health and to determine compliance with health laws and rules, regulations, and standards adopted thereunder; and 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Coweta Board of Health does hereby strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and the following safe daily habits to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and keep the virus from spreading by wearing face coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, practicing social distancing, washing hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands all in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

SO ADOPTED this 21st day of September 2021.

By: Commissioner Paul Poole, Chairman

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