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Ellijay, GA – MAKO Medical will end drive-thru COVID-19 testing at their Gilmer County Civic Center Parks and Recreation site in Ellijay after operations on Friday, April 29, 2022. COVID-19 cases are currently decreasing in Georgia and home test kits are now easily accessible; therefore, fewer people are seeking services from these test sites.

MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing will continue to operate in North Georgia at the following two locations:

Pleasant Grove Park
1732 Pleasant Grove Drive, N.E., Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
 
JJ Biello Park Riverside Athletic Complex
610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
 

Public health officials urge people to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have COVID-19 type symptoms or have been in recent close contact to a person infected with the virus.

COVID-19 testing is free at the MAKO Medical sites and there are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/. This is PCR testing done by a mid-nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. It is not an antigen or antibody test.

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North GA - National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24 – 30, 2022. Each year, NIIW focuses on the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children — and this year it’s a priority to ensure that families stay on track for routine checkups and vaccinations following disruptions from COVID-19.

On-time vaccination is critical to help provide protection against potentially life-threatening diseases.

During NIIW, the North Georgia Health District encourages residents to remind their loved ones and community members to schedule children’s routine well-child visits and vaccinations. Contact your Health Department in North Georgia in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County to arrange an appointment for your child, or call your child's private healthcare provider.

Click HERE to learn more about National Infant Immunization Week.

 Closed Early in Cherokee

Cherokee County, GA – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Cherokee County Health Department's Canton and Woodstock Health Centers closed early today, Thursday, April 21st. We apologize for this inconvenience, but both health centers will reopen tomorrow morning, Friday, April 22nd. Please find here on our website the address, phone number and clinic hours for each of these health centers at https://nghd.org/nghd-locations-listing/category/cherokee.

 

MAKO COVID 19 Testing News

Ellijay, GA – The Mako Medical Drive-thru COVID-19 Test site in Ellijay will be closed on Friday, April 22nd, due to another scheduled event at the Gilmer County Civic Center Parks and Recreation location where the test site operates.

All MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing locations and normal operating hours in North Georgia are:

Pleasant Grove Park
1732 Pleasant Grove Drive, N.E., Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Gilmer County Civic Center Parks and Recreation
1561 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 AM – 2 PM (Closed Friday, April 22nd)
 
JJ Biello Park Riverside Athletic Complex
610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
 

Public health officials continue to urge people to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have COVID-19 type symptoms or have been in recent close contact to a person infected with the virus.

COVID-19 testing is free at these sites and there are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/. This is PCR testing done by a mid-nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. It is not an antigen or antibody test.