COVID-19 | South Health District

COVID-19 | South Health District

COVID-19 resources for Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner Counties.

COVID-19 Questions? Call Our Hotline:


Our hotline is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Request a COVID-19 Test


Request FREE
COVID-19 Testing

If you are interested in receiving FREE COVID-19 testing contact your local health department.

Health department hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Health Department Contact Information
Direct Patient Lines Across Georgia




We know you have a lot of questions and we want you to have factual information. South Health District has created a dedicated web page with answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in our area.

Please note: this is a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change.

Local COVID-19 FAQs
CDC COVID-19 Guidance

State of GA Violations and Questions


Report Violations or Ask Questions

The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has set up a toll-free hotline for questions from the public about COVID-19. Gov. Kemp has also tasked several law enforcement agencies with enforcing executive orders to slow the spread of illness. Visit the link below for details.

Constituent Services
State COVID-19 Hotline

District COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County

Click here for a chart showing all confirmed cases in Georgia. The chart is updated daily at noon and 7 p.m.
Please Note: Our local case totals are updated daily at 10 a.m. These numbers may differ from the DPH Daily Status Report as those numbers update daily at noon and 7 p.m.

Considering Reopening?

The purpose of these tools are to assist business owners, directors and administrators in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools Decision Tree
Childcare Facilities Decision Tree.
Restaurants and Bars Decision Tree
Workplace Decision Tree
Camps & Youth Programs Decision Tree
Mass Transit Decision Tree

Symptom Self-Checker

Apple & CDC have created an online tool to help you decide if you need medical care for COVID-19.

The “self-checker” asks a series of questions about health and exposure, and then provides recommendations on social distancing, monitoring symptoms, and when to contact a medical provider.

Symptom Self-Checker.