Fulton County Health Board Creates COVID-19 Hotline
The Fulton County Board of Health has launched a COVID-19 hotline. Call (404) 613-8150 to speak to a representative about screenings at the county’s test site and how go get test results.
That hotline also provides the option to speak to a nurse for those feeling sick or think they may have been exposed to the virus.
Testing is available to those living in Fulton County who:
are or care for adults 60 years or older;
are healthcare workers;
care for people with weakened immune systems;
live or work in large congregations of people; or
have serious or chronic medical conditions.
That hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
CDC recommends that everyone wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. 25%-50% show no symptoms.
FYI: N95 mask keeps droplets from coming in. Regular mask keep YOUR droplets in.
A regular mask is good for the general population. N95 are mainly used for medically personnel.
Offering free coffee for first responders. Until May 3, any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system will receive tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge – including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.
Changing routes and eliminating some due to lack of riders and to protect drivers.
Are You Getting a Check?
Those filing income tax returns as “single” with adjusted gross incomes up to $75,000 a year will be eligible for a $1,200 check. The payment amount drops by $5 for every $100 in income above $75,000.
Those who file as “married filing jointly” can receive a check for $2,400 check if their adjusted gross income was below $150,000. Married couples will get checks on a sliding scale up to $198,000. Married couples will also receive $500 for each child they claimed on their tax return.
If you filed as “head of household” you are eligible for a $1,200 check and $500 for each child you claimed if your adjusted gross income was $112,500 or less. You can receive a check on a sliding scale if you earn up to $136,500 annually. Those who file “head of household” are typically single parents).
If you receive a Social Security check and do not exceed the income limits above, you are eligible to receive the coronavirus relief check.
If you receive a Social Security check and do not make enough money to require you to file a tax return, you will still receive a check as long as you received an SSA-1099 form. The form is sent annually and includes your Social Security benefits statement.
The check will be delivered to you via the usual way you get your Social Security payment. People who receive disability checks from Social Security are eligible for the special payment.
Where are the checks sent?
If you have filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, the Internal Revenue Service will send the check to the bank account number you used for the direct deposit information included on that return. Or, if you did not include direct deposit information on your tax form, the IRS will mail the check to you at the address you included on your tax form.
If you did not file a 2019 tax return yet, the IRS will check to see if you filed a 2018 return and use that information to send your check.
If you get a Social Security check, the IRS will deliver the stimulus check in the same way you get your Social Security check each month.
Will taxes be taken out of the check?
No, the checks will not be taxed. Whatever amount you qualify for, you will receive that amount.
When will I get it?
Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin has said the checks are scheduled to begin being distributed on April 6, though that is not a set date.
How can I find out how much I will get?
The IRS has created a webpage for information about the checks, but much of the information has not been posted. The Washington Post created this calculator to help you estimate the amount you will receive. You can answer a couple of questions and the calculator will estimate the amount you will likely receive.