Matt and Shannon Blackburn and their children, Jackson and Henley, walk past one of several ‘Everything will be OK’ yard signs along Trailridge Lane in Dunwoody, where a non profit called CREATE Dunwoody is raising money from the sales of the yard signs that will help raise much needed funds for artists and art teachers that are impacted financially during the crisis. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM
UPDATE | Coronavirus in DeKalb County: The latest news from the AJC
George Mathis & Mandi Albright, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The coronavirus pandemic has affected daily life everywhere, including DeKalb County.
As of March 28 there were 240 cases and 2 deaths reported in DeKalb, according to the latest information posted by Georgia Department of Public Health.
Statewide, there have been 2,366 (100%) cases with 617(26.08%) hospitalizations and 69 (2.92%) deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Nationally, there have been 85,356 cases with 1,246 deaths, according to information posted online daily by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has issued a stay at home order, ratcheting up the coronavirus-related restrictions he put in place earlier in the week. The order, which goes into effect at 9 p.m. Saturday and remains in place until further notice, bans all public gatherings and instructs residents in unincorporated DeKalb to leave their homes as little as possible unless they’re seeking medical care. Exempted activities include “obtaining necessary services and supplies” and going to work for essential businesses — things like grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and a number of other retailers. More information can be found on the county website.