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  • ***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT APPOINTMENTS AT OUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 CLINICS***

    IF INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSES ANY OF OUR COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS TO DELAY OPENING OR TO CLOSE, WE WILL POST THAT INFORMATION RIGHT HERE WITH INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING APPOINTMENT RESCHEDULING. ON INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS, PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE TO THIS **ALERTS** SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES THAT MAY AFFECT YOU BEFORE GOING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT IN CHEROKEE, FANNIN, GILMER, MURRAY, PICKENS OR WHITFIELD COUNTY. THANK YOU!

     
  • For FREE COVID-19 TESTING in North Georgia, log on HERE.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE IN NORTH GEORGIA / PRUEBAS DE COVID-19 GRATUITAS DISPONIBLES EN EL NORTE DE GEORGIA

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Conveniently located in Dalton and Woodstock!

North GA – Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 Testing is offered at MAKO Medical Drive-Thru Testing Sites in North Georgia through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.

The two drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in North Georgia are:

Edwards Park

115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30721

Mon – Fri, 8 AM – 3 PM

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First Baptist Church of Woodstock

11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188

(Please enter via Trickum Rd/Gunnin Rd entrance)

Mon – Fri, 8 AM – 3 PM

**Please do not call these locations. No information is available by phone at these locations**

The test is performed with a nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

More information about MAKO Medical’s Free COVID-19 Testing is available at the registration link.


 ¡Convenientemente ubicado en Dalton y Woodstock!

Norte GA – Cualquier persona que tenga síntomas de tipo COVID-19 o que haya estado en contacto cercano recientemente con una persona infectada con el virus debe hacerse la prueba del COVID-19.

Las pruebas de COVID-19 gratuitas se ofrecen en el norte de Georgia en los sitios de pruebas médicas de MAKO, donde usted conduce para hacerse la prueba, a través de una asociación con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. No existen requisitos de elegibilidad más que tener una dirección en Georgia y registrarse en línea en https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.

Los dos sitios de prueba de COVID-19 en el norte de Georgia son:

Edwards Park

115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30721

Lun – Vie, 8 AM – 3 PM

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First Baptist Church of Woodstock

11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188

(Ingrese por la entrada de Trickum Rd / Gunnin Rd)

Lun – Vie, 8 AM – 3 PM

**No llame a estos lugares. No hay información disponible por teléfono en estos lugares**

La prueba se realiza con un hisopo nasal para determinar la presencia del virus que causa COVID-19.

Más información sobre La Pruebas Gratuita de COVID-19 de MAKO Medical está disponible en el enlace de registro.

Greater Precautions Needed as COVID-19 Variant is Identified in North GA

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North GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced yesterday there are 19 cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia, including one case in Cherokee County, located in the North Georgia Health District. This COVID-19 variant is commonly known as the UK variant because it was discovered in England, and it is now in several other countries and U.S. states. Currently, this is the only new variant in Georgia.

The other Georgia cases were identified in Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding counties.

Case investigation and contact tracing to identify, inform and monitor anyone who was in close contact with these individuals are ongoing. However, officials advise that the virus could be identified anywhere so we must take the same precautions as if a case had been identified nearby.

“We are still not certain whether this variant of the virus causes more severe illness than the more common coronavirus, however, we do know that it seems to spread more easily and quicker,” said Zachary Taylor, MD, MS, district health director of District 2 Public Health and interim health director of North Georgia Health District 1-2. “With the presence of a more contagious variant, we must be even more vigilant to protect against it and continue taking the necessary steps to avoid spreading the virus – wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid gatherings.”

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GA Severe Weather Awareness Week: Feb 1 - 5, 2021

Know what to do BEFORE Severe Weather strikes! Know the risks for your area here in North Georgia and be prepared to take action for yourself, your family and your community. See what the Severe Weather Preparedness emphasis is for each day this week:

 

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Site Changes Underway for Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in North GA

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North GA — Location changes are underway for some of the public health COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the North Georgia Health District, each of which is operating indoors.

These changes will allow more people to be vaccinated, so that as additional vaccine becomes available, health department staff will be in position to vaccinate larger numbers of people.

 

*To receive a vaccination at one of these clinics, you MUST First have registered for an appointment. More appointments will be scheduled when more vaccine is available (please see below).

As of Monday, February 1, public health COVID-19 vaccination operations will be as follows in these North Georgia counties:

 

Cherokee County:      Canton First Baptist Church, 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA 30114

                                   Mon.–Fri., 8 AM–3 PM



Fannin County:          Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30213

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3:30 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Gilmer County:          Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540

                                   Mon., Wed., Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3:30 PM,

                                   Tues., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–5:30 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Murray County:         Murray County Parks and Recreation Department, 651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Pickens County:         Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA 30143

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 8 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Fri., 8 AM–12 PM


Whitfield County:     Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Blvd, Dalton, GA 30720

                                   Mon., Wed., Thurs., 8 AM–3:30 PM, Tues., 8 AM–5:30 PM, and Fri., 8 AM–12 PM

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