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zK9x2 1583753942 159226 blog MGN 1280x720 00124C00 OPFBHThe Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, as well as its variants, and is regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cases have been identified in international locationsthe United States and Georgia.

North Georgia Health District 1-2 of Georgia DPH wants to ensure all residents and communities in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties have easy access to the latest COVID-19 information, testing and vaccination updates as well as all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


This is still a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change, so here is where you can conveniently link to all updated information from both Georgia DPH and the CDC.

There have been hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and thousands of related deaths. However, there have also been many thousands of Georgians now vaccinated against COVID-19, including over 100,000 vaccinations distributed by public health in the North Georgia Health District. Click here to the Georgia DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report for the latest data per county. 

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Dr. Pablo Perez internist in Dalton GA receives COVID 19 vaccination from Robin Coffey registered nurse of the Whitfield County Health Department on 12 18 2020 

Updates about COVID-19 Vaccine in Georgia for the general public, providers and healthcare professionals are on the Georgia Department of Public Health website. Click below:

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Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance 

The CDC recently updated the quarantine guidance for close contacts  - click here to access the most current DPH quarantine guidelines based on these updates and also reference the below graphic on quarantine details.

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Resources for Specific Groups


 Check out the PDF version of a children’s book that helps children understand our COVID-19 pandemic world when returning to school. Below is the book titled “I Am Going Back To School”, written by Aileen Mui and Vivian Wong - just click on the book below provided in English and Spanish and share with family, friends and associates who have children going back to school.

I Am Going Back To School     I Am Going Back To School Spanish


State and Federal Response Websites:


Georgia Department of Public Health