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

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.

New COVID-19 testing program for Northwest Georgia announced

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.

COVID-19 Mega-Testing Site Opening Near Atlanta Airport

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Georgia DPH Distributes Remdesivir to Hospitals

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) today is distributing an initial allotment of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment.

Georgia Department of Public Health Adds Staff, Expands Contact Tracing for COVID-19

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) is increasing its workforce to expand contact tracing for COVID-19 in Georgia. Contact tracing is used to identify and mitigate hotspots of infection to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Testing Now Available to all Georgians

Atlanta – Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs – locations and hours vary daily.