Local government agencies are coming together to better protect citizens during the current COVID-19 outbreak in Troup County
In collaboration with District 4 Public Health and Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Troup County Emergency Management Agency and surrounding agencies and community organizations provided free cloth mask coverings to citizens through a “Mask Troup County” distribution campaign as a way to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Troup County.
The mask giveaway took place on Friday, June 19, 2020 and Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the following locations: Franklin Forest Elementary School, Berta Weathersbee Elementary School, Hogansville Elementary School, Ark Refuge Ministries, La-Grange Housing Authority, District 4 Public Health, West Point Tech Training Center, and the Hogansville Public Library.
The free mask giveaway comes as Troup County experienced a surprising surge of 405 confirmed COVID-19 cases in just 12 days, rising from 417 cases on June 6 to 844 cases on June 18. While some of these numbers may be attributed to increased testing in the area, health officials and local leaders have encouraged citizens to continue wearing masks and to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over.