Operation ACT NOW is a citywide initiative in which like-minded leaders, activists, citizens, and organizations are organized to help serve, encourage and assist residents of Atlanta in gaining access to resources to improve their quality of life.
The Community A.C.T.I.O.N. Plan consists of community mitigation strategies and communications plans at the local level for Emergency Management and Community response in a state of emergency.
Organizers will support and contribute to local community efforts & strategies for pandemic mitigation that supports the goals of the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 to limit the spread of a pandemic; mitigate disease, suffering, and death; and sustain infrastructure and lessen the impact to the economy and the functioning of society.
Operation ACT NOW is designed to bridge gaps, organize efforts, and create change while connecting with our youth, improving the quality of life, and rebuilding and constructing model communities.
The goal of A.C.T.I.O.N. is to keep the City of Atlanta beautiful, healthy, and safe. Through public education and enforcement, our campaigns engage everyone to take greater responsibility for improving their community environment. We strive to change behaviors and improve communities.
"The City of Atlanta is fully engaged with federal and state partners to coordinate a safe, urgent and rigorous response to the COVID-19 health crisis. The full effort of a dedicated team, including those appointed to the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force, is focused on ensuring the well-being of all Atlantans.
These guidelines aim to help state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments with pre-pandemic planning and decision-making by providing updated recommendations on the use of NPIs. As a result, communities, families and individuals, employers, and schools can create plans that use these interventions to help slow the spread of a pandemic and prevent disease and death.
The guidance is a step in the CDC's commitment to addressing the challenge of mitigating a pandemic by building and enhancing community resiliency.
The community strategy for pandemic mitigation supports the goals of the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 to limit the spread of this pandemic; mitigate disease, suffering, and death; sustain infrastructure and lessen the impact on the economy and the functioning of society.
Planning guidelines do not address pandemic vaccine development and distribution, use of respirators in community or health care settings during a pandemic, or travel restrictions during a pandemic. Guidance and policies in these areas will be developed separately, as needed.
The 2017 guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on using NPIs to mitigate the effects of pandemic influenza. In addition, these guidelines update and expand the 2007 strategy.