NEWS

Corona Virus Update:   

March 11, 2020


Mitchell County Government, School Systems and the cities of Baconton, Camilla, Pelham, and Sale City have been contacted 

about a presumptive case of Coronavirus in the Mitchell County area. The case involves an individual visiting the area approximately 

two weeks ago. This individual is in a Metro Atlanta area hospital and has recently tested positive.  There is a very low risk of 

Mitchell County residents contracting the virus at this time. Coronaviruses are common viruses that typically cause upper respiratory infections 

such as the common cold. A new strain (now known as COVID-19) has emerged in China that can cause severe respiratory symptoms, 

including pneumonia.


                The following steps are the best practices in preventing the spread of the COVID-19:

                ● Practice regular hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds or longer

                ● If hand washing isn’t available, use alcohol-based (70% or more) hand sanitizer

                ● Avoid touching your face, cover your mouth when coughing and avoid shaking hands

                ● Stay away from sick people

                ● Avoid touching commonly-contacted areas with your hands, i.e. doors, elevator  buttons, etc.

                ● Stay calm and use common sense. Only trust information that you receive from the CDC, Public Health or government agencies.


Although it is natural to feel nervous about new health threats, the CDC is stressing that the risk to the general public, even in areas 

where cases have been identified, remains low.  You can get more information at Coronavirus.gov. If you feel you have been exposed 

to the coronavirus, and you have shortness of breath, cough and fever, please call your primary care provider to discuss testing.  

If you are having symptoms, it is important to stay home to prevent the spread of disease through social interaction. 

You can stay up to date on the latest information and guidelines by visiting the CDC website at www.cdc.gov. 



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May 5-6, 2015 
DECISION BASED DRIVING
Law enforcement personnel at the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office recently completed an emergency responder driver training class provided by ACCG (The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia). The computerized driver simulator is housed in the trailer pictured below. This makes it easy to bring training to public safety agencies across the State. The simulator allows the driver to operate their emergency vehicle while responding to various scenarios including trying to apprehend traffic violators who are attempting to elude the deputy. Julie Hyer with Local Government Risk Management Services Inc. was the Instructor.