Get The Facts From Dade County

     During the weekly county update, Public Information Officer Carey Anderson noted that they had received word that when someone tried to share the County’s early voting times on Facebook, they received a warning notification from Facebook that said what they were sharing could potentially be election propaganda.
     “We want to assure you that what we publish online, whether we post it on social media or our website, is actual verified information. We will never push an agenda of any kind,” Anderson said.
     Anderson noted that if anyone ever has any questions about something they see posted online, or if they receive a notification, to please contact County Executive Rumley or herself and they will be glad to discuss that further.
     “There are people out there who are not taking things seriously and who do put out false information. We are careful here at Dade County with what we publish online. We simply want you to have the facts,” Anderson said.
     In other news, Anderson announced there was a Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) job opening for a social services specialist in the Dade County Office. The job listing can be found at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dhsgeorgia.
     County Executive Ted Rumley gave an update on County Road 6.
     “They poured a tremendous amount of concrete there yesterday. We are right on schedule. As long as the weather works with us, they will be working from daylight to dark,” Rumley said. Rumley expects the road will be closed through middle to the end of January.
     The General Election Runoff will be Jan. 5, 2021. Early voting hours are: Dec. 14-17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Dec. 18, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dec. 21-23, 8 a.m. –5 p.m. and Dec. 28-31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early voting is held at the Trenton Precinct.
     If you suspect any kind of fraud during the voting process, call (404) 656-2871, which is the Secretary of State’s Office, or call the Election Incident Hotline at (470) 410-8793.
     Dade County has seen 115 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 637 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
     Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available on Wednesdays at the Dade County Public Health Department from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Rapid testing is available five days a week with an appointment. Call (706) 657-4213 to answer screening questions and make an appointment.
     If you would like to submit a question to be answered during next week’s county update, email info@dadecounty-ga.gov.

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