Northwest Georgia Public Health was recently notified of two confirmed positive COVID-19 cases that attended The Church at Liberty Square services in Cartersville on the Sunday mornings of March 1st and March 8th.

The church will not be having services tonight as they will be undergoing a thorough cleaning. They will be open for services again this Sunday morning.

Public health officials are asking church members to monitor until March 22nd for fever with cough and shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms, stay home and call your health care provider right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care and tell them about your symptoms and recent potential exposure.

The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19.

The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.