COVID-19: Guidance for Healthcare Providers

March 25, 2021

Interim Guidance for Clinicians Evaluating and Reporting COVID-19 Cases

GUIDANCE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please read this guidance in its entirety.

For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://dph.georgia.gov.

All novel respiratory virus infections (including COVID-19) have been added to the list of diseases that are immediately notifiable by law in Georgia.

Recommendations for evaluating patients

COVID-19 reporting requirements

  • All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other healthcare providers are required by law to report both positive and negative results for COVID-19.
  • Results can be reported through the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS) – https://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/login.screen

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 reporting requirements

  • MIS-C is reportable in Georgia, and all suspect cases should be reported as soon as possible.
  • Cases can be reported electronically through SendSS – https://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/login.screen.
  • Alternatively, providers may report by phone to their local health district office or by calling 404-657-2588 during business hours or 1-866-PUB-HLTH evenings and weekends.
  • Reporting of suspected cases should not be delayed pending results of SARS-COV-2 test results.
  • Additional information on MIS-C can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/mis-c/hcp/index.html

For more information

Clinicians who have other questions, may call 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) and ask for a Medical Epidemiologist.

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