Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

On 3/2/2022 the Biden Administration released the following National COVID Preparedness Plan:

  • This is a plan to keep America moving forward safely and keep getting us back to our normal routines.
  • It’s a plan that focuses on three key goals:
    • Protect against COVID-19
    • Prepare for new variants
    • Prevent economic and educational shutdowns
  • First, on protection. Unlike at the start of the pandemic, we now have multiple tools to protect ourselves: vaccines, treatments, tests, masks.
    • Vaccines: We have over 215 million people fully vaccinated. This plan lays out a system to get kids under 5 vaccinated as soon as it’s authorized.
    • Treatments: We now have plenty of life-saving pills that cut your chances of going to the hospital by 90%. This plan announces a “Test to Treat” initiative where people can get tested at a pharmacy clinic – and if they’re positive – receive treatment pills on the spot.
    • Tests: We’ve already sent nearly 70 million households free tests. Under our plan, starting next week Americans can order more free tests on
  • Second, we’re preparing for new variants.
    • Early Warnings: We have better monitoring for hotspots and variants of concern. If a new variant emerges, we are able to catch it earlier, faster, and with greater precision.
    • Faster Approvals: If needed, we have plans and processes in place so that we can produce, authorize, and start delivery of new vaccines in 100 days.
    • New Stockpiles: With support from Congress, we’ll have new stockpiles of tests, masks, treatment pills, and PPE ready to deploy whenever we might need them. 
  • Third, preventing economic and educational shutdowns
    • We will work to give schools and businesses the tools they need to prevent economic and educational shutdowns, like paid leave for those who have to miss work due to COVID-19.
    • Ventilation: The Administration will release a set of clear recommendations and actions all buildings can take to improve indoor ventilation and air filtration to keep people safe.
  • We will continue to be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.   
    • America has sent 475 million doses to 112 countries – more than any other nation. And we will not stop.
  • Throughout this plan, we ensure we are protecting the most vulnerable, including the immune-compromised and those with disabilities.
    • The immune-compromised have access to a fourth booster and priority access to new treatments. We have free high-quality masks and more free tests than ever before.
    • We’re launching a comprehensive response to prevent, treat, and better understand Long-COVID and to address mental health.
  • Executing this plan will require additional Congressional funding. Soon, the Administration will send Congress a request for additional funding. Given that virtually all Americans have used these tools and may want to again, we expect Congress to pass it quickly. 
  • In summary: this is a plan that builds on the tremendous progress we’ve made. And thanks to that progress, moving forward, COVID-19 need no longer control our lives. 

Although the Georgia General Assembly is in recess, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus never stops serving its constituents. This page will provide up-to-date information about the COVID-19 crisis and what the state is doing to address it. We as a Caucus and legislative body will continue to monitor the situation and make you aware if anything new unfolds.

Please also refer to the below resources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:
Other services available include:
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • United Way 2-1-1 - Find information and referral service providing information on community resources best suited to meet your needs -
  • Find food assistance, help to pay bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic -

As more resources become available, we will post them on our website. If you are aware of any resources or services that should be shared, please send them to

COVID-19 Video and Print Resources: