Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. 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 https://nwgapublichealth.org/counties.

  3. 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.

  4. Additional Allotments of Remdesivir for Treatment of COVID-19 Distributed to Georgia Hospitals

    May 27, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) this week is distributing 18,440 vials of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Nearly 85 hospitals in Georgia (complete list below) will receive remdesivir, enough to treat about 1,676 patients with COVID-19 infection, depending on the duration of an individual’s illness and treatment needs.

  5. Second Allotment of Remdesivir Headed to Hospitals for Treatment of COVID-19

    May 21, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) is distributing a second allotment of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Twenty-nine hospitals in Georgia will receive remdesivir, enough to treat more than 300 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s illness and treatment needs.

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