Sandy Springs, GA – Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) announced that her physical office locations will be closed to visitors, and staff will begin working remotely to serve constituents. Constituent services will not be interrupted during this period. Beginning Monday, McBath’s office staff will telework during normal office hours. These teleworking policies are in practice of recommended “social distancing,” which is designed to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, protect families, and safeguard those Americans most at risk during this public health crisis.

Constituents can continue to call McBath’s Washington office at (202) 225-4501 or her Sandy Springs office at (470) 773-6330; all messages will continue to be returned. Constituents in need of assistance with a federal agency are encouraged to reach out at this link. Office caseworkers will continue to serve residents of Georgia’s Sixth District with new and existing casework issues involving the federal government. To contact McBath’s office for general purposes, please submit an email. To ensure prompt reply, the office recommends constituents use email in place of physical mail when possible.

In Washington on Friday, Rep. McBath voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bipartisan bill focused on providing support for American families during this public health crisis.

The legislation includes:

  • Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test
  • Paid emergency family and medical leave 
  • Enhanced Unemployment Insurance to protect furloughed workers
  • Strengthened food security initiatives for students, seniors, and food banks  
  • Increased federal funds for Medicaidas states face higher costs

The House passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act follows the $8.3 billion emergency funding that was approved and signed by the President earlier this month. That funding is being used for prevention and preparedness, emergency response, treatment, and vaccine development.

Please visit Rep. McBath’s Coronavirus resource webpage for more material regarding symptoms, prevention, response, and further information about the COVID-19 virus as it continues to develop. McBath’s office is working with state and local partners and closely monitoring cases in Georgia. If you or someone in your household is in a higher risk population because of your age or health problems, it is important to prepare in the event of community outbreak of COVID-19.

It is advised that you be ready to stay home for an extended period of time in order to limit your exposure to the virus. Look ahead to the things you may need; ask your health care provider about having extra prescription medication on hand, stock up on over-the-counter medicines to treat your symptoms, and be sure you have enough, groceries, water, and items you need in so that you can keep yourself and others healthy.