Washington County Extension Office Update
The Washington County Extension office is adhering to Governor Kemp’s statewide order to Shelter-in-Place. Our office is closed to the public, however our employees are telecommuting and we are here to serve you by contacting Jennifer Farrin, Extension Administrative Asst. at 478-552-2011.
We will continue to monitor the situation as we gather new information, and will make changes as they are required. Please remember to wash your hands regularly, avoid attending any unnecessary gatherings, give people plenty of space, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
While we understand the concerns and fear around COVID-19, it is extremely important to stay calm and maintain a close eye on your health and any symptoms that may arise. The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild with symptoms similar to a cold.
In addition, if you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19 and develop those symptoms, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19 are:
• Adhere to social distancing practices and CDC guidance regarding groups and group activity.
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, log on to cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
About Washington County Extension
The University of Georgia Washington County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. See more information about our services in:
- Agriculture, gardening, and the environment
- 4-H youth development programs
- Food, health, communities, and families
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Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
May 27 Insects in and around your home Come hear about common pests we are seeing now in and around your home. This presentation will be given by Dr. Dan Suiter and Lisa Ames, University of Georgia - (99.0 Miles)
May 27 Backyard Fruit Webinar Series: Apples and Pears This online short course provides an excellent opportunity to learn about growing various small fruits and tree fruits. Each session is designed to help you gain the knowledge needed to grow your own! The webinar coordinator will email you a Zoom link the day before each webinar session you register to attend. *This session shares focuses on growing Apples and Pears* - (151.0 Miles)
May 27 Just for the Health of It!: Home Edition (#KCC - Kids Culinary Class) Are you tired of eating the same meals? Need inspiration? Congratulations! You now have a one-of-a-kind virtual cooking experience right in the comfort of your own home. Join us every Wednesday in May as we teach you how to create great tasting, healthy food. Our very own Chef Rebecca will inspire us with everything from breakfast to dinner. - (92.0 Miles)