Gov. Brian Kemp plans to spend part of the day Friday, May 15 in Gainesville taking a look at how the community is responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kemp's first stop will be at the Fieldale Farms facility at 1540 Monroe Drive. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King will join Kemp on the tour of the poultry plant.
In the early afternoon, Kemp and King will visit a community COVID-19 testing site outside La Flor de Jalisco at 425 Atlanta Highway. The specimen collection and facial mask giveaway event is a project of the Gainesville Against COVID-19 Task Force, a group that was established to specifically offer help to Hall County's Latino residents.
The governor and King will wrap up the day at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus where they will tour a mobile medical pod, one of four that have been set up in Georgia to handle coronavirus patients who may require hospitalization but who do not require ICU care.
Gainesville/Hall County has been labeled a coronavirus hot spot for the last few weeks. The community continues to have the fifth highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases (2,119 as of 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14), according to the Georgia Department of Public Health; 37 Hall County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19.
Gov. Kemp is scheduled to arrive in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Medical Pod Tour
WHO: Governor Brian P. Kemp, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King
WHEN: Friday, May 15 at 1:45 PM
WHERE: Northeast Georgia Health System - 743 Spring St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501