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

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

Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Any northwest Georgian with symptoms of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, may receive free testing provided by public health at one of four sites in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding, and Walker counties. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath. Call 706-802-5329, 706-802-5885, 706-802-5886 or 706-802-5888 from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday … Continue reading Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

COVID-19 Self-Swab Testing Offered to Health Care & Public Safety Workers in Walker County This Weekend

LaFayette, GA - A Georgia National Guard contingent, the Walker County Health Department and Walker County EMA will oversee drive-up, self-swab, COVID-19 test clinics for any health care, public safety or EMS worker this weekend. The drive-up clinic will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at … Continue reading COVID-19 Self-Swab Testing Offered to Health Care & Public Safety Workers in Walker County This Weekend

Free COVID-19 Testing Now Available in Northwest Georgia

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: ROME, GA -  Northwest Georgians with symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, may receive free testing provided by public health. The following people without symptoms may also be tested: Healthcare workers, first responders, and other critical infrastructure … Continue reading Free COVID-19 Testing Now Available in Northwest Georgia

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