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New COVID 19 Testing Sites web

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North GA – In addition to the free COVID-19 Testing provided by MAKO Medical at drive-thru sites in Canton, Dalton and Ellijay, the service has now expanded to three new sites in North Georgia that operate one day a week. These added COVID-19 testing sites are in Blue Ridge, Chatsworth and Jasper, Georgia.

All MAKO Medical sites in North Georgia, including the new once-a-week locations, operate as follows:

Weekday Sites:

Action Church
271 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Pleasant Grove Park 
1732 Pleasant Grove Road, Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM 
 
Gilmer County Civic Center (Parks and Recreation)
1561 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8 AM – 2 PM
 
Once-A-Week Sites:
 
Murray County Recreation Department
651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Mondays only: 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1036 N. Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143
Tuesdays only: 8 AM – 3 PM
 
The Farmers Market
811 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Thursdays only: 8 AM – 3 PM
 

This is PCR testing done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19, and it is free.

COVID 19 VACCINE GIFT CARD FANNIN COUNTY CLINICBlue Ridge, GA – Still not vaccinated against COVID-19 and live in Fannin County? YOU now have an extra incentive to Get Vaccinated! The Fannin County Health Department will conduct a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Fannin County residents 12 and older at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 18 from 9 AM to Noon. The First 100 Fannin County residents who receive their First COVID-19 vaccination at the clinic will receive a $50 Gift Card redeemable at any Walmart! Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at the clinic. Anyone age 12 to 17 must have parental consent to be vaccinated. The Kiwanis Fairgrounds is located at 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. NO Appointment is needed. Just walk right in! Eligible Fannin County residents are urged: Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Get Vaccinated at the September 18th COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds and be one of the first 100 to get your first dose so you can receive that extra “Thank You” with a  $50 Gift Card – accepted at all Walmart locations!

Funding for the gift cards was provided locally through private donations.

Log onto the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org for more information about COVID-19 and about your local county health department. 

Labor Day Services Web Post
 
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North Georgia – The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton, Georgia will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day, as will all health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. However, some COVID-19 services will be provided.
 
The Woodstock Health Center will conduct a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic from 8 AM to 12 PM on Monday. No appointments are needed, and the vaccine is free. Pfizer vaccine will be offered to people ages 12 and older; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine will be available to people 18 and older. The Woodstock Health Center is located at 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188.
 
Also, MAKO Medical will operate as usual on Labor Day, offering Free COVID-19 Testing at three locations in North Georgia. This is PCR testing done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.
 
Locations and hours for MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing in North Georgia are as follows:
 
Action Church
271 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Edwards Park
115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Gilmer County Civic Center (Parks and Recreation)
1561 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8 AM – 2 PM
 
For more information about our public health services, hours and locations, go here to our website home page at nghd.org.