Special Report - COVID-19
May 5, 2020

Helpful Information

Absentee Ballot Request for June 9th Primary Election
If you have yet to receive your absentee ballot in the mail, it is not too late to request one! This is a great option for those who do not feel comfortable to vote in person. 

If you need any assistance at all or have questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Please do not miss the opportunity to voice your vote through our sacred elections process!

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Offers Virtual Meetings
Amid growing concerns of COVID-19 is the negative impact on our mental health while in isolation. 

Thank you to The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse who recently announced the second wave of expansions in the highly successful GCSA Virtual All Recovery Meetings. 

Having hosted over 50 and reaching over 1,000 people in recovery from both across Georgia and the United States, GCSA is excited to expand to twice a day seven days a week at 10:00 AM EST and 7:00 PM EST.

To join a Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Virtual All Recovery Meeting

Join the zoom meeting via laptop click hyperlink below
Meeting ID: 695 949 293

Join via telephone dial 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 695 949 293


Employment Opportunities with The Department of Public Health
The Georgia Department of Health is currently seeking help to assist in combatting COVID-19. They are currently looking for Contact Tracers who will be trained to contact individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Contact tracers play an important role as they work to identify individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19.  This proven method can help prevent the spread of the disease. This opportunity offers $15 per hour and requires High School Diploma.   Click here for more information on this opportunity.


Economic Development Seeks Georgia Based Companies to Provide Critical Supplies
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has developed a new resource for Georgians looking for the critical supplies needed by many personally and professionally.

  Click here to visit their site where you will find a list of Georgia-based suppliers of items ranging from air purifying machines to hand sanitizer to masks.

 If your business supplies these types of items. You may also fill out an application on their site to be included in the list. The application can be found by clicking here.  

If you are looking for supplies, a list of Georgia-based businesses can be found by clicking here.   This is great opportunity to support locally owned Georgia businesses while researching avenues to best protect your loved ones. 

From the Desk of 
Senator  Ed Harbison

Over the last couple of weeks, our Georgia businesses have been working to reopen through a phased process. 

Last week, Governor Kemp's official statewide order to "Shelter in Place" was lifted, with the exception of our medically fragile and elderly populations. Shelter in place orders will stay in effect for those individuals through June 12th. 
Below, we have taken the liberty out lining the latest executive order, along with more detailed information and resources that we hope you will find helpful. We will continue to send updates as received.

As always if you need anything at all, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. It is a pleasure and honor to work on behalf of you within the Georgia State Senate. Be blessed and stay safe my friends. 

Yours in service,
Ed Harbison

Executive Order

As of midnight, May 1, Governor Kemp's statewide order to "Shelter in Place" officially expired. Although restrictions have been lifted, Governor Kemp and health experts have advised that we remain vigilant in recommended practices to ensure citizen safety.
Click here to watch Governor Kemp's full message.

Click here for Governor Kemp's latest Executive Order.


Further information in regard to business guidelines and best practices can be found by vis iting  T he Georgia Department of  Economic Development.