Take preventive action now against COVID-19

According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus. This means that most people with Medicare are at a higher risk. Your health, safety, and welfare is our highest priority.

In addition to practicing good everyday prevention through things such as hand washing and avoiding touching your face, the CDC says there is more you can do to take precautions against COVID-19 and reduce your risk of exposure:

  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces with limited air circulation.
  • Defer all cruise ship travel worldwide, particularly if you also have underlying health issues.
  • Avoid situations that put you at increased risk, including non-essential travel such as long plane trips.

Get More Info

Remember: Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19 — you pay no out-of-pocket costs. And Medicare also covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. For more information about Medicare and COVID-19, visit Medicare.gov.

Sincerely, The Medicare Team

Note: For the latest information on the coronavirus, including travel advisories, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Voting Machines

Since we had to cancel the voting machine demonstration because of the weather, here’s a good substitute for you.  This video shows how to vote in Georgia if you use the voting machines.  Hope it’s helpful.

Candidate Forum Cancelled

With great regret, we have decided to cancel the Candidate Forum scheduled for March 21 in Ellijay.

Although we have had no cases of CoV-19 in Gilmer County, we believe it is our civic duty to follow the recommendations of local health officials to cancel large gatherings. We have sold more than 130 seats to the forum and would be shoulder-to-shoulder in the auditorium were we to go through with it.

In the unlikely event that the virus is under control here before the May 19 primary, and with enough time to re-plan the event, you will be notified.

We thank you sincerely for your agreement to speak at the Forum and wish you much success in your campaign.

With warm wishes and continuing commitment to the Blue Wave, I am

   Sincerely yours, 

   Melba Gandy, Chai

Tonight’s Meeting Cancelled

FEB 20 – THE MEETING TONIGHT IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER AND CHANCES OF ICING ON THE ROADS.
We will reschedule and let everyone know the new date.
Thanks.

Candidate Forum 2020

Tickets are going fast for the Gilmer Dems Candidate Forum! 

You will be able to hear and meet candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.  Lunch will also be served.  The cost, including lunch, is $20/person, or $12/person for students who have student ID cards.

There will be seating as well as standing room at the event.  Those who pay in advance will receive priority for the seats. If you haven’t already bought your ticket, you can increase your chances of a seat if you pay online and print out your ticket at the link below:

Click here for tickets.

REMINDER:

The next Gilmer Democrats’ meeting is Thursday, February 20, at the Courthouse on the second floor.  The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 p.m., and the program will include a demonstration of Georgia’s new voting machines.

PLEASE BE PROMPT AS THE SECURITY TEAM WILL CLOSE THE BUILDING AT 6:05 P.M.

See you there, helping us to turn Georgia BLUE!

Sara Riggs Amico Cancellation

IMPORTANT: The town meeting with Sara Riggs Amico at Mountain Light UUC has been canceled due to weather-related issues.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow expected at times. Total snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Georgia.

* WHEN…Until 7 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Accumulating snow on area roadways, and
reduced visibility in snow, could make travel very difficult.
Temperatures should drop below freezing again tonight…making
black ice possible on Sunday morning. Recommended actions If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.