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Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-25-21

At this meeting, the board considered several purchase orders to replace old, worn out equipment at the Public Works and Landfill departments, along with new vehicles for the Sheriff's Office SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

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

New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees in Walker County

Walker Transit recently expanded its services to improve access for workers in need of transportation to one of Walker County’s largest employers. The creation of a new route for Roper Corporation provides their workforce with direct pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Walker County. “Roper Corporation approached us about addressing some of the employment barriers that … Continue reading New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees 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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-11-21

The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution dealing with rules of decorum for public participation, a resolution concerning deputy coroners and heard an appeal of a Planning Commission decision. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

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

Walker County Animal Shelter Resumes Adoptions By Appointment

The Walker County Animal Shelter started accepting applications for appointments for animal adoptions in February. The county suspended adoptions at the shelter last year in an effort to keep staff safe amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past ten months, staff has worked with a team of animal rescue groups to place … Continue reading Walker County Animal Shelter Resumes Adoptions By Appointment

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

The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA

  The demand for the COVID-19 vaccine remains high in Walker County. Thanks to a partnership between Walker County Government, Georgia Department of Public Health and the Walker County Health Department, the process to get a vaccine has been streamlined. One call now does it all. Eligible residents can call the Walker County COVID-19 hotline … Continue reading The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA