Public Health Announces New COVID-19 Testing Days & Hours

Rome, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at the Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk and Walker County health departments. For … Continue reading Public Health Announces New COVID-19 Testing Days & Hours

Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

This release provided by the Georgia Department of Public Heath The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out. https://youtu.be/8LANQADjaEY The video is part of a larger campaign rolling out across the state promoting the … Continue reading Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will make several operational changes in June in an effort to resume public access to services amid new COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The following offices will reopen to the public on June 1st: Commissioner's Office Tax Commissioner's Office in Rock Spring Tax Commissioner's Office in Fairview Mountain Cove Farms … Continue reading Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

Walker County Tax & Tag Office Closed the Rest of the Week

Rock Spring, GA - Due to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Walker County Tax Commissioner’s office in Rock Spring, the Tax & Tag Office at this building* will be closed to the public the rest of the week. All team members have been sent for COVID-19 testing and the office is being deep … Continue reading Walker County Tax & Tag Office Closed the Rest of the Week

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

This release provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: LaFayette, GA - Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. The Walker County Health Department, located at 603 E. Villanow Street in LaFayette, is offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Walker County Launches Community Street Light Project to Enhance Public Safety

Rossville, GA – Wilson Road and a few other nearby locations in Walker County will soon be lined with light. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield and Sheriff Steve Wilson unveiled the county’s first community street light project today, following a grassroots effort to improve public safety in northern Walker County. The county contracted with EPB to install … Continue reading Walker County Launches Community Street Light Project to Enhance Public Safety

COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta, GA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

  Rossville, GA - The four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System (CHRL) reopened to the public this week with limited hours and new restrictions in the wake of COVID-19. The system closed seven weeks ago in a regional effort to slow the spread of the virus. CHRL is the first library system in … Continue reading Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

Editorial from Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, about the Impact of Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ROME, GA - Are we ready to open up? Doesn’t matter. We’re going to; we can’t exist otherwise. The real question is how we reopen in a way that gives us our best chance to stay open. If we do it wrong, the pandemic will speed up again, our hospitals will get overrun again, and … Continue reading Editorial from Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, about the Impact of Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic