No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade in Ringgold will offer drive-up COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 29. An appointment is no longer required to receive this potentially life-saving shot. Simply drive up to the Colonnade (264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold) between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., fill out a consent … Continue reading No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Let’s Put a Lid on Litter

As we approach Earth Day, let's talk about litter for a moment.   Since 2017, our litter crew has picked up more than 580,000 pounds of roadside trash! Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a record year for litter pick-up and 2021 is currently on pace to be even worse.   Listen to your friends and … Continue reading Let’s Put a Lid on Litter

New Hours at the Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline Starting Monday

The hours have changed at the Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, effective March 29, 2021. If you need assistance, staff is now available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment online at your convenience at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade in Ringgold. … Continue reading New Hours at the Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline Starting Monday

Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station

Working adults, high school students and other northwest Georgia residents who want a COVID-19 vaccine now have an evening option. The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade will open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Friday, March 26. 900 appointments are now available for Friday’s vaccination event at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The new … Continue reading Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station

Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties Launch Regional COVID-19 “Vaccination Station” at the Colonnade

(Ringgold, GA - March 22, 2021) A partnership between Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties will expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for northwest Georgia residents. The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade launches this week with several thousand vaccination appointments available on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. The three counties combined resources to offer … Continue reading Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties Launch Regional COVID-19 “Vaccination Station” at the Colonnade

Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is ending its nearly yearlong operation of free COVID-19 testing sites effective Thursday, February 25, with the closing of that day’s site in Walker County. “Over the last two months, we’ve been shifting more and more of our limited public health resources to providing vaccinations,” says … Continue reading Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Walker County

Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Staff at the Walker County Health Department continue to work tirelessly to get as many shots in arms as possible. Unfortunately, the amount COVID-19 vaccine being sent from the state to Walker County remains erratic and inadequate to meet demand. Inclement weather across the county last week further hampered efforts, … Continue reading Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Walker County

Georgia DPH Launches New COVID Vaccine Dashboard

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data … Continue reading Georgia DPH Launches New COVID Vaccine Dashboard

Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant Program is awarded to local governments that make significant efforts to provide a safe work environment for their employees. Grant money will be used to purchase safety equipment. Walker County plans to purchase ten … Continue reading Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County

(CHI Memorial contributed to this post) CHI Memorial EMS started providing ambulance service – including emergency and non-emergency transport – to Walker County on February 1, 2021. During the first day of service, CHI Memorial responded to 18 calls that resulted in 15 transports. Under the four-year agreement, ambulances will be strategically located throughout Walker … Continue reading CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County