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 Closings and Delays

Due to the potential for inclement weather and unsafe road conditions on Thursday, Jan. 6th and Friday, Jan. 7th, some offices and health departments in the North Georgia Health District will close early or delay opening. Please refer below to our latest updated closings and delays:

  • Fannin and Gilmer County Health Departments closed at 3 PM on Thurs., Jan. 6th.
  • Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens County Health Departments will delay opening to 10 AM on Fri., Jan. 7th. 
  • MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Site in Gilmer County will also delay opening to 10 AM on Fri., Jan. 7th, and will extend testing hours until 3 PM for this site on this one day only.


Cherokee HD CantonCherokee County HD Woodstock

Cherokee County, GA – The Cherokee County Health Department Health Centers in Canton and Woodstock will close at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 7th for a joint staff meeting. Although both health centers normally operate on shorter hours on Fridays to allow for longer hours of service on Tuesdays, we apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by the early closing this Friday. Please find all public health services provided in Cherokee County, along with clinic hours, contact information and locations, at

Line for COVID 19 Testing in Woodstock Must Close When at Full CapacityWoodstock, GA – Due to currently high volumes of people seeking testing at the MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Site at JJ Biello Park in Woodstock, testing lines must close when the site reaches full capacity each day. This is a temporary measure to ensure that everyone waiting in line may be tested prior to site closing at 3 PM. Therefore, at this time, the best advice to anyone needing testing at the site is to arrive before 1:30 PM.

The address for the MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing site in Woodstock is JJ Biello Park, Riverside Athletic Complex, 610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM. PCR nasal-swab testing is provided at this site and it is free. Prior to arrival, please register online at

Find more information and additional MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing sites in the North Georgia Health District at

A list of both commercial and free COVID-19 testing sites are available on the Georgia Department of Public Health website at

Due to the potential for winter weather and unsafe road conditions, all MAKO Medical COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites that open on Mondays in the North Georgia Health District will delay opening until 10 AM on Monday, January 3rd. This delay includes the MAKO testing sites that are located in Cherokee, Gilmer, Murray and Whitfield counties (see We apologize for this inconvenience. To find all COVID-19 testing providers in Georgia, log onto