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GDC’s COVID-19 Update

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is responding with all available resources to help lessen the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into our facilities.

Read COVID Updates here »


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Frequently Asked Questions for
Friends & Family

The GDC has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in an effort to assist with information important to friends and family of offenders.

Read FAQs here »


Information Provided to Offenders

The following is a list of general COVID-19 information provided to offenders. Additional materials, including posters and a more detailed outline of COVID-19 via communication from the Warden, and display of posters around the facilities have also been provided.

Learn more COVID information here »


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Updated Visitation Information

All updates related to visitation at GDC facilities will be provided here and on Twitter @GACorrections.

Visitation at GDC facilities will remain suspended until further notice, in keeping with Governor Kemp’s renewed executive order extending COVID restrictions through November 30, 2020. Visitation appointments previously scheduled via our website for November 21-30 will be automatically rescheduled by individual facilities. Scheduling for dates beginning December 1st will remain open for submission and will not be cancelled at this time. A decision for resuming modified visitation will be made as soon as possible based on state and facility positivity rates leading up to November 30th.

Visits will be made by appointment only and will be in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details can be found here:  Facility Visitation Process

To make an appointment, please click below. If your loved one is housed at a county or private facility, please contact that facility directly for information related to scheduling.

Make an Appointment »

Read visitation updates here »

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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

The GDC will maintain a COVID-19 dashboard for providing status of COVID-19 cases among GDC staff (self-reported), as well as among the state, county and private facility offender population.  This dashboard will be updated daily at 6:00pm, based on the most recent data available from the GDC’s Office of Health Services.

Read updated case counts here »

COVID-19 Dashboard User Guide »


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Press Releases

For the most current public information released by the GDC, please refer to our press releases and social media channels. All updates will be provided here, as soon as they become available.

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For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Department of Public Health (DPH)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Department of Public Health (DPH) Website: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus



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