Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

    November 20, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their 2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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