Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. New COVID-19 testing program for Northwest Georgia announced

    August 29, 2020 - 

    ROME,GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is unveiling a new COVID-19 testing program effective Tuesday, September 1. Testing remains free. The new program will feature additional testing times and more easily found test sites throughout Northwest Georgia.

  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 https://nwgapublichealth.org/counties.

  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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