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We will be Closed Memorial Day


All District and County Public Health Facilities in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield Counties will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Also, MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing will be closed in Dalton but open in Woodstock. Remember and Honor.

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Due to the potential for severe weather, the MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Test sites in Dalton and Woodstock will be closed all day Thursday, May 26, 2022.
All updates for the drive-thru test sites are posted here on the health district website and on our social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Damaris Landaverde RN presented with Maggie Kline Nursing AwardDamaris Landaverde, RN, was presented with the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by Dr. Chris Rustin, DPH Acting Deputy Commissioner, at GPHA’s 92nd annual conference.Jasper, GA – Damaris Landaverde, RN, public health nurse for the Pickens County Health Department, was presented with the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) at their annual conference held recently at Jekyll Island.

The award honors Maggie Kline who for years coordinated the continuing education program for public health nurses in Georgia.

GPHA annually presents the award to recognize a new public health nurse or a public health nurse specialist who exceptionally fulfills the nursing role in service delivery to public health clients and families.

The Pickens County Health Department and North Georgia Health District are proud to affirm that Damaris is a truly deserving recipient of this year’s award and congratulate her for this honor.

The GPHA award biography that was included in the Maggie Kline Nursing Award presentation stated:

Damaris Landaverde began her nursing career in August 2021 at the Pickens County Health Department shortly after completing Nursing School. Prior to attending nursing school, Damaris worked within the WIC program for Public Health.

Damaris is a new nurse with the drive and desire to become a well-trained Public Health Nurse and if the first 6 months of her nursing career is any indication as to what she will be able to accomplish over the years to come, Public Health will be blessed to have her as part of the Public Health Nursing Section.