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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

COVID-19 Resources

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Office Hours:

 
 
The McIntosh County Extension office is open daily with limited staff.  Our normal hours are M-F, 8a-12p, 1p-5p unless otherwise posted.

Some Extension personnel are working remotely and are still available to serve you by phone, email, and by appointment for specific services.  Please call 912-437-6651 for assistance/appointment.  We kindly ask that you wear a mask when visiting our office. 

 

Community Resources:  

Food access:

  • Darien United Methodist Church is providing emergency food boxes for senior citizens in need. Call (912) 223-4470. 
  • Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank first Saturday of the month at Leisure Services building in Darien, organized by First Credit Hill Baptist Church.
  • North McIntosh Community Food Bank, Morgan's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3308 Shellman Bluff Rd, (912) 832-6559, 1p - 3p 4th Wednesday of the month


Georgia Coastal Health District COVID resources and information:

https://www.gachd.org/local-covid-19-information/

Go to chdcovidvax.org to schedule a VACCINE appointment online.

COVID-19 VACCINE appointments: 912 -230-5506

COVID-19 Testing appointments912-230-9744

Call Center Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

State of GA Vaccination site locator: dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

 

Community Assistance Resources: 

Coastal Regional Commission, Coastal Area Agency on Aging 912-437-0861.  Assists older adults 60+ or anyone of any age with a disability get the assistance they need through in home services, congregate meals, wellness programs, Assistive Technology and more. crc.ga.gov/departments/aaa/aaa.html

 

Mental & Emotional Health Support

Get help coping with stress, anxiety, depression or other challenges in this very challenging time: https://www.mhageorgia.org/getting-help/

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support line: 866-399-8938

 

Financial & Business Support

UGA Small Business Development Center:

https://www.georgiasbdc.org/     Brunswick location: 912-264-7343

 

IRS COVID Economic Impact Payments:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

Gov. Kemp, University of Georgia's SBDC Provide Overview of CARES Act Funding

 

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report

https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

 

COVID-19 GIS HUB

https://coronavirus-disasterresponse.hub.arcgis.com/

 

CDC novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 fact sheets and posters

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html


Proper and frequent hand washing, along with physical distancing, is the #1 way that we can ALL prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.

Please Wash Your Paws


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We currently accept cash and checks only for program fees, service fees, and donations. Please make checks payable to McIntosh County Extension/4H.


Extension Serves the Entire Community

McIntosh County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county. County Extension Coordinator and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services.

Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning. 

Our Agriculture and Natural Resources programs provide research-based information, educational programming and resources to homeowners and commercial clientele in areas of landscape maintenance, pest control, wildlife control, vegetable and fruit production, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, turf-grass and alternative agriculture production.

We can also offer and design educational programs for Family and Consumer Science community needs, provide research based information you can trust on money, home, health, food and family, and assist families on a budget to learn to eat healthy.

2017 McIntosh County Report


Upcoming Events
  • Oct 21 ServSafe 2-day Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
    • McDonough, GA
  • Oct 21 - Oct 29 Right Bite for Diabetes Cooking School Join us for a virtual, 4-lesson series in October as we discuss how you can control your diabetes through healthy food selection and preparation methods. There is no cost to attend this series. Registration is required. OCTOBER 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. OCTOBER 22, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. OCTOBER 28, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. OCTOBER 29, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 21 UGA Extension Master Small Ruminant Series: Class 4 - Insect Management and Predator Management This six session intensive series will involve lecture sessions on basic production schedules, reproduction, lambing and kidding, forage management, predator control, marketing, parasite management. In addition to the lecture sessions there will be one Saturday session where participants can handle sheep and goats in a safe environment so that they may learn hands-on low-stress handling techniques, hoof trimming, body condition scoring, record health data points, and practices FAMACHA scoring and obtain their certification. Class One - October 12, 2021 Topics: Forage Management and Grazing Systems Class Two - October 14, 2021 Topics: Herd Health Class Three - October 19, 2021 Topics: Reproduction and Kidding Class Four - October 21, 2021 Topics: Insect Management and Predator Management Class Five - October 26, 2021 Topics: Parasite Management and Fecal Egg Count Class Six - October 28, 2021 Topics: Marketing, Selling Locally, and Processing Hands-on Field Day – October 30, 2021
    • Thomaston, GA
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