COVID-19

TRAVEL RESOURCES ON COVID-19

Welcome back! Madison & Morgan County are open and ready to welcome visitors to travel comfortably and confidently. While our local businesses and attractions may have updated hours, health and safety protocols, we recommend you visit our individual attractions listings for the most up-to-date information and reach out directly to local retail, restaurant and other businesses. As the situation around COVID-19 is continually evolving, we ask for patience as we try our best to keep information current.

 

When traveling, we encourage you to follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health. Click here for the Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

State of Georgia Travel Restrictions

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. Click here for CDC recommendations for international travel during COVID-19.

 

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.

City of Madison Travel Restrictions

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

 

Ordinance Requiring the Use of Masks or Face Coverings in Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak (8/19/2020) As cases are currently above the threshhold: THIS ORDINANCE IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

  • This ordinance, enacted by Mayor & Council, requiring facial coverings or masks within the City when the prevalence of confirmed COVID-19 over the previous 14 days is equal to or greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. 

Click here  for the most up-to-date Covid-19 information for the City of Madison.

Attractions & Events in Madison & Morgan County

Madison’s attractions have reopened with new health and safety procedures to protect against the transmission of COVID-19. To find out more about these new procedures, see attractions listings.

 

Public events may have new dates, times or protocols to follow health & safety guidelines. Click here for the calendar of events that includes the most up-to-date information on such happenings.

 

The Madison-Morgan County Welcome Center, operated by the Madison-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 115 E Jefferson St, Madison, GA 30650, is open for assistance Monday – Friday from 9-5, Saturday from 10-4 and Sundays from 11:30 – 3:30. The Welcome Center is committed to helping visitors have a fun and comfortable trip.

 

You may contact the Welcome Center for visitor information by email or by calling (706) 342-4454.

Public Health and Safety Information

Domestic Travel Information Provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people.

 

People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel safely within the United States.

 

Recommendations For Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC made changes in guidance for fully vaccinated people as of July 27, 2021.

If you are fully vaccinated, take the following steps to protect others when you travel:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
    • Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated. People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 get tested 3-5 days after the date of your exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

Recommendations For Unvaccinated People

If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

Before you travel:

    • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.

While you are traveling:

      • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on a ferry or the top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling.
      • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
      • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

After you travel:

        • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
          • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
          • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
        • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
        • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
        • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
        • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
  • Visit your state, territorial, tribal or localexternal icon health department’s website to look for the latest information on where to get tested.

Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19you are sick, you test positive for COVID-19, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.

 

CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated, as rates of COVID-19 change, and as additional scientific evidence becomes available. This guidance applies to travel within the United States and U.S. territories.

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