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

DPH Changes Site of COVID-19 Testing in Walker County

The Walker County Health Department will be changing the site for COVID-19 testing beginning October 1, 2020. Testing will no longer be offered at the Chattanooga Valley Nazarene Church in Flintstone. The new location for testing will be: Mt. Zion Baptist Church 289 Dunwoody Rd LaFayette, Ga 30728 Testing days are Thursday and Fridays between the hours … Continue reading DPH Changes Site of COVID-19 Testing in Walker County

New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1

This release provided by Georgia DPH: Rome, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is unveiling a new COVID-19 testing program effective Tuesday, September 1. Testing remains free. The new program will feature additional testing times and more easily found test sites throughout Northwest Georgia. “Our goal is to increase testing … Continue reading New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1

Public Health Announces New COVID-19 Testing Days & Hours

Rome, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at the Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk and Walker County health departments. For … Continue reading Public Health Announces New COVID-19 Testing Days & Hours

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

UPDATED TESTING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE   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 … 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