DPH Responds to Sharp Increase in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Georgia

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta, GA – The numbers of cases and deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased in Georgia and around the country in recent days. These numbers are dramatic, and the grief over loved ones lost to the virus is unfathomable. With more testing, the numbers will … Continue reading DPH Responds to Sharp Increase in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Georgia

Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Support Local Hospitals

Rock Spring, GA - Walker County residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves and give blood next week. On Monday, April 13th, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer to call for blood donations. The drive will run from Noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Walker County Civic … Continue reading Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Support Local Hospitals

DPH: New Data Supports Social Distancing Now More Than Ever

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta – As Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., finalize the details of the Executive Order requiring Georgians to shelter in place, it is important to emphasize why these measures are needed now to keep all Georgians healthy and safe … Continue reading DPH: New Data Supports Social Distancing Now More Than Ever

Maintaining Essential Services at the Walker County Landfill during COVID-19

Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Landfill provides an essential service to the community, as the proper disposal of waste reduces health hazards and environmental concerns. With more people now at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an influx of customers at the Landfill has strained efforts to provide an essential service while protecting the … Continue reading Maintaining Essential Services at the Walker County Landfill during COVID-19

Walkerbusiness.org Launches to Provide Small Businesses with a Recovery Guide follow COVID-19

A new small business recovery guide launched online today to help local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Walkerbusiness.org is for all Walker County businesses, although much of the information pertains to those with less than 500 employees. There is an extensive unemployment benefit section, as well as details about available loans and how the … Continue reading Walkerbusiness.org Launches to Provide Small Businesses with a Recovery Guide follow COVID-19

Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Childcare and Personal Care Services

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued his second Emergency Order aimed at slowing the spread of novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. The Order requires all non-home based childcare facilities, as defined by the state, and personal care services to close no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, March 30, 2020. … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Childcare and Personal Care Services

Dr. Gary Voccio Issues Statement on Businesses Remaining Open in Northwest Georgia

Rome, GA - This is a difficult, uncertain, and frightening time. Our job now, everyone’s job, is to bear what we’re all feeling and take appropriate action to help protect our families and loved ones, ourselves, our communities, and, for many of us, our employees. Many of our Northwest Georgia workplaces, some with large numbers … Continue reading Dr. Gary Voccio Issues Statement on Businesses Remaining Open in Northwest Georgia

Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Dine-In Food Service to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued an Emergency Order this morning aimed at slowing the spread of novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. The Order, which comes under the guidance of the Georgia Department of Public Health, requires all restaurants, bars, private clubs, and similar food or drink establishments to close their dining rooms no later than … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Dine-In Food Service to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Statement on Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Testing in Northwest Georgia

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, which includes Walker County: ROME, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is working with federal, state and local partners to expand COVID-19 specimen collection for testing in our communities as rapidly as possible. We wish we had more … Continue reading Statement on Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Testing in Northwest Georgia

Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19