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 Assessors Office Reopens to Public

Rock Spring, GA - The Walker County Assessors Office has reopened to the public. This office is located at 122 Hwy 95 in Rock Spring on the second floor of the Local Government Services Building. Additional safety precautions have been implemented to protect team members and the public amid COVID-19. Plexiglass dividers have been installed … Continue reading Walker County Assessors Office Reopens to Public

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

Juvenile Court Turns to Video Conferencing for Hearings During COVID-19

LaFayette, GA - During this public health state of emergency, the Juvenile Courts of Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties have turned to video conferencing in an effort to address pre-adjudication and post-adjudication hearings? Judge Steven Ellis and court staff meet with attorneys and other participants via Zoom on cases where there are safety concerns, detention … Continue reading Juvenile Court Turns to Video Conferencing for Hearings During COVID-19

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

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

DPH Explains Recent Spike in Walker County COVID-19 Cases

LaFayette, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health provided a detailed explanation as to why the number of COVID-19 cases spiked in Walker County last week and then leveled off. DPH confirmed serologic-only antibody testing numbers were included in the state's data. Serologic testing uses a finger-prick blood sample to test for a previous … Continue reading DPH Explains Recent Spike in Walker County COVID-19 Cases