• The North Georgia Health District office and all Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will return to operating under normal working hours on Friday, January 19th. The health district office is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please click on the LOCATIONS tab below to find the hours of operation for each county Public Health facility. Thank you!

Solar EclipseNorth Georgia – The North Georgia Health District office in Dalton and our health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will close early to clients and visitors on Monday, August 21st in the interest of public safety during the solar eclipse. The health departments will close at 12 PM and the district office will close at 1 PM. This closing applies to all public health services in the district, including Environmental Health, WIC and Children’s Health services.

If viewing the solar eclipse, residents are urged to follow these safety precautions:

 

  • Do not look directly at the sun
  • Sunglasses do not provide sufficient protection
  • Only look at the sun through an approved solar filter
  • For even safer viewing, observe indirectly by projecting the sun’s image onto a blank sheet of white paper with a pinhole camera or with binoculars

 

For more safety information, log onto NASA’s website at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

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