Gulf Coast Chapter

Next Meeting Date: November 6-7, 2021
Location: Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Marcus Tower, 
1968 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309


PLEASE NOTE: The Piedmont Hospital, Marcus Tower, Atlanta, GA, where the Gulf Coast Chapter meeting will be held, is requiring anyone who attends a function to have a COVID negative test within 3 days of the start of the meeting and/or proof of vaccination (at least the 1st shot).  


  • About

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS continuing education mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion. These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine

  • Chapter Officers

    PRESIDENT
    Kaye Moseley, CHT-A
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    PRESIDENT-ELECT
    John Feldmeier, DO
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    PAST PRESIDENT
    AJ Applewhite, MD
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    SECRETARY
    Debra Gonzalez, RN
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    MEMBER-AT-LARGE
    Laura Josefsen, RN
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    MEMBER-AT-LARGE
    Phil Schell, CHT
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  • GCC Awards

    THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE PRESENTED AT THE GULF COAST CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETINGS.

     

    For a list of PAST RECIPIENTS: Click Here            To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards (deadline: Sept 1): Click Here


    Jefferson C. Davis Memorial Award:
    Presented each year to a selected member - an MD, DO, PhD - for contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence

    Special Services Award:
    Presented each year to selected member/members for their contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.

    Edgar M. End Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans

    Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Wilbur T. Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Facility Award:
    Presented to the host facility. 


     To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards: Click Here
    Deadline to nominate: September 1

     

  • GCC Awards: Past Recipients

    To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards: Click Here 

    YEAR Jefferson C Davis Memorial Award:
    For contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence
    YEAR Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
    2018 Nick Bird, MD 2018 Tom Bozzuto, DO
    2017 Robert Sanders, MD 2017 Tracy LeGros, MD
    2016 John Freiberger,MD 2016 Tony Alleman, MD
    2015 Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD 2015 Rob Sheffield
    2014 Helen Gelly 2014 Jayesh B Shah, MD
    2013 Tracy Leigh LeGros 2013 Keith Van Meter, MD
    2012 Paul James Sheffield 2012 Heather Murphy Lavioe, MD
    2011 Jayesh Shah, MD 2011    Suzanne Pack
    2010 Keith Van Meter, MD 2010    Robert Warriner, MD
    2009 Thomas Bozzuto, DO 2009    Caroline E. Fife, MD
    2008 Christopher Morrison, MD    
    2007 Jayesh Shah, MD    
    2006 Stephen Rydzak, MD    
    2005 Noel Olivera, MD    
    2004 Caroline E. Fife, MD    
    2003 Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD    
    2002 Robert Warriner, MD    
    2001 Ron Scott, MD    
    2000 Not Presented    
    1999 Thomas Bozzuto, DO    
    1998 Richard D. Heimbach, MD, PhD    
    1997 Paul J. Sheffield, PhD    
    1996 Jeffery Stone, MD    
    1995 Not Presented    
    1994 Jack L. LeFrock, MD    
    1993 R. Kelly Hill Jr., MD    
    1992 Keith Van Meter, MD    
    1991 Sheldon F. Gottlieb, PhD    
    1990 Jon Mader, MD    
           

     

    YEAR Wilbur T Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
    YEAR Special Services Award:
    For contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.
    2018 Paul Sheffield, PhD  2018 Debra Gonzalez, RN 
    2017 Ravi Patel, MD & Connie Hutson 2017 Stacy Rupert
    2016 Francois Burman 2016 Tom Workman, MS
    2015 Kip Posey 2015 Tony Alleman, MD
    2014 Brendt Caenepeel & Amanda Jones 2014 Julio Garcia & Derall Garrett
    2013 Roy Cano

    2013 Kevin Buford, MD, & Sean Hardy, MD
    2012 Betty Knox Brown 2012 Robert Sheffield
     2011    Richard Barry, CHT 2011 John Peters
     2010    Dick Clarke, CHT 2010 Lisa Tidd
     2009    Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT 2009 Melissa Sikes
        2008 Laura Josefsen, RN & Keith Van Meter, MD
        2007 Helen Gelly, MD
        2006 Debbie Sheffield BSN, MSN & Sherrill White
        2005 Paul C. Baker, CHT
        2004 Matt Schweyer, CHT
        2003 Clyde O. Hagood, MD
        2002 W. Tom Workman, MS, CHT
        2001 Suzanne Pack
        2000 Not Presented
        1999 Helen Turcotte Davis
        1998 Suzanne Pack
        1997 Ken Wall and Dak Quarles
        1996 Dr. Judy Wilson, PhD
        1995 Not Presented
        1994 Robert Miller
        1993 Not Presented
        1992 Paul Baker
        1991 Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, MD
        1990 Lynn Scoggins, RN
        1989 Dick Rutkowski

     

    YEAR Edgar M End Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture award is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans.
     2018 Paul Harsh, MD 
    2017 Klaus Torp, MD
    2016 Marc S. Robins, DO
    2015 John Feldmeier
    2014 John Chatterton
    2013 Owen O'Neill, MD
    2012 Not Presented
    2011 Robert Sanders, MD
     2010   Stephen Rydzak, MD
     2009   James K. Culter, BS, MS
    2008 Michael L Gernhardt, PhD
    2007 Otto Boneta, MD
    2006 Dan Rossignol 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
  • Hotel/Location Information


    HOTEL

    canopy frontCANOPY BY HILTON ATLANTA MIDTOWN
    1414 WEST PEACHTREE ST NW,
    ATLANTA GA 30309
    404-685-1677

    UHMS has acquired a group block at the Canopy by Hilton Midtown Atlanta. The Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown hotel opened its doors in the fall of 2018 being thoughtfully designed to complement Midtown’s vibrant neighborhood.  The Canopy is located in Midtown, near Atlantic Station as well as the Arts Center Marta Station off of Exit 251A on the 85N interstate and just 12 miles from the Atlanta Hartfield-Jackson International Airport.  At the heart of Atlanta's Arts District, they provide free Canopy Bikes to discover the neighborhood's High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Canopy is within two miles of Piedmont Park and midtown area attractions and they are a dog-friendly hotel, with a 24-hour fitness center and all-day restaurant.  

    GUEST ROOM ACCOMMODATION: Arrival Date: 05-NOV-2021 | Departure Date: 07-NOV-2021

    Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society
    UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter
    Special Room Rate: $139.00
    Reservation Cut-off date: October 5, 2021
    The Hotel room rates are subject to applicable Taxes (currently 16.9%) in effect at the time of check-in plus a $5 per room per day State Cost – Recovery Fee.

    world  Online: 

    Simply copy and paste the following URL below into your browser:
    https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms/?ctyhocn=ATLMWPY&arrivalDate=2021-11-05&departureDate=2021-11-07&room1NumAdults=1&cid=OM%2CWW%2CHILTONLINK%2CEN%2CDirectLink

    • Adjust the travel dates if necessary (Click ‘Edit Stay’ under hotel image on the right)
    • Proceed by entering your information & obtain a confirmation number for your records
    phone  Phone:
    1. Call Hilton Reservations at (800) 445-8667
    2. Provide reservation details & mention the group code (UHMS21) or reference the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society - UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter

    All individual reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card

    Reservation cut-off date: October 5, 2021

    INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION
    Individual room reservations may be canceled without penalty charges if notice is given 48 hours prior to arrival. If guest does not have a valid cancellation number prior to this time, guest may be subject to a cancellation charge of one night’s room and tax
     
    Special concessions:
    - Complimentary Standard Wireless Internet
    - Complimentary water filtration stations on each floor
    - Complimentary local welcome gift
    - Access to the 24 hour fitness center
    - Canopy Bicycles to explore the neighborhood
    - Evening Tastings 6PM-7PM from local distilleries, craft breweries and wineries at Xhibit Bar

    LOCATION INFORMATION

    Piedmont Healthcare is part of the Buckhead area.  Stylish Buckhead is known for its upscale malls and the independent art galleries that cluster around Miami Circle and Bennett Street. Chicly dressed locals frequent the trendy restaurants along Peachtree Road and Roswell Road, while twenty-somethings hang out at lively bars and clubs. Regional history is on display at the Greek Revival-style Governor’s Mansion and at the Atlanta History Center.

    Atlanta’s Buckhead and its elegant residential streets are tree-lined and full of some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in all the south, including its most prized home the Swan House, located at the Atlanta History Center.

    Visitors will find the trendiest of fashions and a variety of popular brands at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and Buckhead Village District. Buckhead dining ranges from casual eats to gourmet fare from Atlanta’s culinary icons and best new chefs. And as the sun sets, Buckhead’s hotel bars and rooftop lounges mix the right ingredients for a memorable night out on the town.

    More about the area/Things to do: Click here


    TRAVEL

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  • Registration

    2021 Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

    **YOU MUST REGISTER OR LOG IN TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION FORM**


    PLEASE NOTEThe Piedmont Hospital, Marcus Tower, Atlanta, GA, where the Gulf Coast Chapter meeting will be held, is requiring anyone who attends a function  to have a COVID negative test within 3 days of the start of the meeting and/or proof of vaccination (at least the 1st shot). 


    MEETING REGISTRATION FEES:

    MEMBERS:

    • Physician or Equivalent
      • Daily Rates: Sat: $200 / Sun: $100
    • Non-Physician: 
      • Daily Rates: Sat: $160 / Sun: $80

    • Physician or equivalent  
      • Daily Rates: Fri: Sat: $240 / Sun: $120
    • Non-Physicians
      • Daily Rates: Sat: $200 / Sun: $100

    CHAPTER CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: $50 administrative fee will be held on all cancellations three (3) months prior to start of meeting date. 50% of fees will be held on all cancellations one (1) month to two weeks prior to start of meeting date. NO REFUNDS two weeks prior to or after the meeting date.


    Event Properties

    Event Start Date 11-06-2021
    Event End Date 11-07-2021
    Cut off date 11-14-2021
    Location Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Marcus Tower
    Categories UHMS Directly Provided Meeting

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    Donato Borrillo

    MD

    Helen Gelly

    MD

    Jeff Mosteller

    CHT

    Jim Chiamiak

    MD

    John Feldmeier

    DO

    Julio Garcia

    CHT, RN, BSN, ACHRN, AAPWCA

    Kaye Moseley

    CHT-A

    Keith VanMeter

    MD

    Richard Barry

    CHT

    Sat., Nov 6: 7:45-8:00

    Introductions/welcome and announcement

    Kaye Moseley, CHT-A

    Sat., Nov 6: 8:00-8:30

    UHMS Board update

    Helen Gelly, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 8:30-9:30

    Medical and Ethical Issues and HBO2

    Donato Borrillo, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 10:00-11:00

    24/7 HBO2 Operations

    Julio Garcia, CHT, RN, BSN, ACHRN, AAPWCA

    Sat., Nov 6: 11:00-12:00

    An introduction to radiation pathology and physiology: Why HBO2 works

    John Feldmeier, DO

    Sat., Nov 6: 1:00-2:00

    TBD

    TBD

    Sat., Nov 6: 2:00-3:00

    Reimbursement and regulatory updates in hyperbaric medicine

    Helen Gelly, MD

    Sat,. Nov 6: 3:30-4:30

    DFU

    AJ Applewhite, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 4:30-5:30

    DAN update

    Jim Chimiak, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 8:00-9:00

    A not so “deep” dive into flexible walled chamber

    Jeff Mosteller, CHT

    Sun., Nov 7: 9:00-10:00

    Materials inside chamber update

    Richard Barry, CHT

    Sun., Nov 7: 10:30-11:30

    An update on considerations and concerns of chemotherapy and HBO2

    John Feldmeier, DO

    Sun., Nov 7: 11:30-12:30

    "ECMOid" role of HBOT as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Addition to ACLS/ATLS...(it should be on our horizon)

    Keith Van Meter, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 12:30-1:00

    Q/A Panel

    AJ Applewhite, MD / John Feldmeier, DO / Kaye Mosley, CHT-A

  • Schedule

    Schedule: (subject to change)
    posted: 8/11/2021

    Saturday, Nov 6
    7:00 7:45 Registration/Exhibits  
    7:45 8:00 Introductions/welcome and announcement Kaye Moseley, CHT-A
    8:00 8:30 UHMS Board Update Helen Gelly, MD
    8:30 9:30 Medical and Ethical Issues and HBO2 Donato Borrillo, MD
    9:30 10:00 Break with exhibitors  
    10:00 11:00 24/7 HBO2 Operations Julio Garcia, CHRN
    11:00 12:00 An introduction to radiation pathology and physiology: Why HBO2 works John Feldmeier, DO
    12:00 1:00 Lunch  
    1:00 2:00 TBD TBD
    2:00 3:00 Reimbursement and regulatory updates in hyperbaric medicine Helen Gelly, MD
    3:00 3:30 Break with exhibitors  
    3:30 4:30 DFU AJ Applewhite, MD
    4:30 5:30 Diving after Covid-19 Infection Jim Chimiak, MD
    Sunday, Nov 7
    7:00 8:00 Registration/Exhibits  
    8:00 9:00 A not so “deep” dive into flexible walled chamber Jeff Mosteller, CHT
    9:00 10:00 Materials inside chamber update Richard Barry, CHT
    10:00 10:30 break with exhibitors  
    10:30 11:30 An update on considerations and concerns of chemotherapy and HBO2  John Feldmeier, DO
    11:30 12:30 "ECMOid" role of HBOT as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Addition to ACLS/ATLS...(it should be on our horizon) Keith Van Meter, MD
    12:30 1:00 QUESTION PANEL AJ Applewhite, MD
    John Feldmeier, DO
    1:00   Adjourn Kaye Moseley

    Chapter Goal: The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS continuing education mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion. These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION


    Accreditation Statement:
    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statements:

    • Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • Nursing CEULicense types approved: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse; Certified Nursing Assistant; Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care; Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care; Registered Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist.  This live activity is approved for a maximum of TBD contact hours by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881.
    • NBDHMT:This live activity is approved for a maximum of TBD Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 440, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

    o    NBDHMT Accreditation Statement: For CHT recertification purposes, the NBDHMT requires a minimum of nine of the minimum 12 required Category A credits relate directly to any combination of hyperbaric operations, related technical aspects and chamber safety.

    Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 

    Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

    Disclosures: All individuals in control of content for this educational activity with their relevant financial relationship disclosed are listed below.  ACCME defines a relevant financial relationship “as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.”  An individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.

  • Sponsors/Exhibitors

    Gulf Coast Chapter Sponsor-Exhibitor 2021

    **TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION LINK, PLEASE REGISTER OR LOG IN**


    PLEASE NOTEThe Piedmont Hospital, Marcus Tower, Atlanta, GA, where the Gulf Coast Chapter meeting will be held, is requiring anyone who attends a function  to have a COVID negative test within 3 days of the start of the meeting and/or proof of vaccination (at least the 1st shot). 


    The UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to promote its products and services to a very specific target audience and to reinforce your corporate image within the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society members.


    GULF COAST CHAPTER OF THE UHMS MISSION:

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS has as its continuing education mission to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion.  These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine.

    The Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local speakers, concurrent sessions.  The Conference attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

    As one of our “Event Sponsors" you will not only be an integral part of the meeting's social events, but will also gain significant promotion.  These events provide an excellent opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting.  These sponsorships offer an industry stakeholder excellent value exposure to an audience of industry professionals. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Signage displayed during the Event
    • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the Event

    ** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to lisa@uhms.org * 

    Sponsor Organization:

    • Platinum: $5,000
    • Gold: $3,500 
    • Bronze: $1,500
    • Reception Sponsor: $3,000
    • Break Sponsor: $1,000


    Exhibit Table: $500.00

    - 6 ft. draped table/2 chairs
    - 1 representative
    - product or informational flyer in satchel


    Satchel Insert: $ 150.00
    If you cannot exhibit and would like for your informational flyer to be included in satchel. Inserts must be shipped to UHMS 1 month prior to the meeting.

     

    Event Properties

    Event Start Date 11-06-2021
    Event End Date 11-07-2021
    Cut off date 11-01-2021
    Location Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Marcus Tower
    Categories Exhibition

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  • COVID-19 Information


    The 2021 Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society scheduled for November 6-7 at the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Marcus Tower, 1968 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 is still a go! We are watching the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant within the US and around the world with great interest and we are regularly monitoring US federal government, Georgia state government, and the Atlanta city government COVID-19 websites for changes to travel and group gathering policies/recommendations/restrictions.


    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL LIVE UHMS MEETINGS

    We do not know the COVID-19 vaccination status of any of the registrants and we cannot require all attendees to be vaccinated. UHMS leadership is concerned with meeting attendees' health during and after our meeting and are recommending the following actions during any of the live UHMS meetings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
     

    • All attendees wear a protective face covering while inside the meeting venue
    • Practice physical distancing during the meeting
    • Regularly and thoroughly wash hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub


    We are excited about our fin-person meetings in more than two years. We want everyone in attendance to enjoy the program and social events. We also want to ensure all attendees are protected from the COVID-19 virus. Following the above prevention steps during the meetings will significantly aid in protecting all.

    FACE COVERING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS

    • Get your COVID-19 vaccine: Get your COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Guidance for fully vaccinated people.
    • Wear a face mask in public: Covering your nose and mouth with a face mask greatly reduces your chances of spreading the virus and also provides some protection for you. Use face coverings if you'll be indoors or around other people where social distancing is difficult to maintain. CDC guidance on cloth face coverings.
    • Wash your hands frequently: Washing your hands with regular soap and water for at least 20 seconds is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer liberally. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. More handwashing tips.
    • Move at least 6 feet away from others: COVID-19 can spread among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period of time. Avoid public spaces where close contact with others may occur. If you are around other people, stay at least 6 feet away from them. CDC guidance on social distancing.

    TRAVEL TO GEORGIA:

    There are no restrictions for travel to, from, or within Georgia. All residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to follow public health safety measures.

    Your home state or country may have restrictions in place. Find out what applies to you before you travel.

    If you are driving through Georgia, please follow the Georgia Department of Transportation for information about traffic, lane closures, and rest areas. If you are traveling from Georgia to another state, please be aware of the public health safety measures and local laws there.

    COVID-19: Information for Travelers


    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is open. Please visit the airport’s website for flight, parking, and ground transportation information.

    All air passengers entering the United States from abroad are required to test negative for COVID-19. If you are entering from outside the country and aren’t a U.S. citizen or authorized U.S. resident, additional restrictions may apply.

    Ports of entry into the United States, including airports, are not overseen by the State of Georgia.

    RESTRICTED ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

    As of 13 August 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website titled "Travelers Prevented from Entry into the United States" identifies those countries currently restricted from allowing their citizens from entering the United States due to COVID-19 conditions in those countries (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html). With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within the following countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below.

    As further provided in each proclamation, citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, who have been in one of the countries listed above in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States. More information about what to do after arriving to the United States is available on CDC’s After International Travel webpage.

    The US State Department website offers additional details on restricted entry into the United States (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/covid-19-travel-restrictions-and-exceptions.html).


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