Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

    October 13, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year.

  2. DPH and Governor Kemp Ask Georgians to Follow Four Things for Fall

    September 4, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Kemp are encouraging Georgians to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend while following Four Things for Fall COVID-19 prevention measures. Wear a face covering in public. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. And follow the public health guidance outlined in Governor Kemp’s Executive order.

  3. COVID-19 Mega-Testing Site Opening Near Atlanta Airport

    August 7, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) in partnership with Governor Kemp, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport announces the opening of a COVID-19 mega-testing site.

  4. Public health announces new COVID-19 testing days/hours.

    July 9, 2020 - 

    ROME, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, and Walker county health departments. For health department locations and contact information, go to

  5. Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

    June 19, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out. Click for link to video.

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