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

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

Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations

This information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: Rome, GA - Public health officials have confirmed 92 cases of hepatitis A among Walker County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection … Continue reading Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations