Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Free drive-up COVID-19 testing remains available in Northwest Georgia

    October 12, 2021 - 

    ROME, GA:  Free drive-up COVID-19 testing is moving back to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., in Rome beginning October 12. The Floyd County test site was temporarily relocated to State Mutual Stadium in Rome because of the recent Coosa Valley Fair. Free testing will be offered Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There is no Sunday testing.

  2. Free COVID-19 test site moves from fairgrounds to State Mutual Stadium parking lot

    September 27, 2021 - 

    ROME, GA: The free COVID-19 testing site in Floyd County is being relocated from the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds to the State Mutual Stadium (Rome Braves Stadium) parking lot, 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome. Beginning Tuesday, September 28, free COVID-19 testing will be available at this new location from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. Monday through Saturday and from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. on Sunday. Please register online at   

  3. Georgia DPH Follows Federal Recommendations For COVID Booster Shots

    September 24, 2021 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots.

  4. New Distribution Process for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in Georgia

    September 15, 2021 - 

     ATLANTA – The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia. The decision announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand for the treatments across the country, particularly due to the rapid spread of the delta variant. Health care providers will no longer be able to order the treatments directly.

  5. Northwest Georgia health care facilities and Public Health urge action

    September 3, 2021 - 

    ROME, GA: We need your help like never before. The pandemic—its current surge driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant—continues to spread throughout Northwest Georgia and is quickly becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Most new cases, hospitalizations and people in our critical care units on ventilators and advanced oxygen support are unvaccinated. Today, only 35 percent of citizens in Northwest Georgia are fully vaccinated, leaving the unvaccinated highly vulnerable to contracting and spreading COVID-19.

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