Update on COVID-19
COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is quickly spreading all over the United States. As of 3/19/2020, there have been
10,442 reported cases in the U.S. with 287 of those cases being in Georgia.
Governor Brian Kemp declared a Public Health State of Emergency on March 14th. Governor Kemp
also signed an Executive Order authorizing a call of up to 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to
address COVID-19 response.
As COVID-19 has been formally declared a “pandemic” by the World Health Organization, the
Georgia Chemistry Council would like to provide a few resources to assist you in finding helpful
information during this highly volatile time.
The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) recently published a list of
over 200 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products that are approved by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) as effective at killing viruses like COVID-19. Click here to view the list.
Also, for a list of the CBC’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about novel coronavirus-
fighting products, please click here.
For COVID-19 information specific to Georgia, click here to visit the website for the Georgia Department
of Public Health. Here, you will find daily updates on the number of cases of COVID-19, information
on staying safe, and the phone number for Georgia’s COVID-19 hotline.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also maintains a Coronavirus website where you can
view information at the national level. Click here to view the CDC’s COVID-19 website.
ACC’s President and CEO, Chris Jahn, sent a letter to President Trump and all 50 governors reminding
them of the U.S. business of chemistry’s crucial role in our nation’s manufacturing supply chain and the
need to maintain operations during this unprecedented time. Click here to view this letter.
From all of us here at GCC, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Please do not
hesitate to reach out to any of us if we can be of assistance.