District 4 Public Health News

District 4 Launches New Website

District 4 Public Health is proud to announce the release of our brand-new website, which features a modern layout and bright color palette. Our goal for the site is to provide a refined user experience that will help residents access all that we have to offer. The new site is intuitive and mobile-friendly. Whether you are a potential patient, a community partner, on-the-go, or at work, you can...

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COVID-19 Testing For ALL Individuals

Are you interested in being tested for COVID-19? Click here to complete a questionnaire and make an appointment.Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. Coweta County Fairgrounds275 Pine RoadNewnan, GA 30263Monday – Friday:8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Heritage Senior Center1050 Florence McGarity BlvdMcDonough, GA 30252Monday –...

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Testing Now Available to all Georgians

Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days Atlanta – 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 Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said...

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DPH Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test

DPH Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing on a positive test for COVID-19 in a Georgia patient in Floyd County. The initial testing was completed by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory on March 5. Per testing protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the test...

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DPH Preparations for Potential Spread of COVID-19

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and protect the general public. It is important to note that at this time, the overall risk...

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DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Coronavirus in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled from...

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Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program, Child Occupant Safety Project, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. This year’s $166,000...

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Widespread flu activity

If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu is widespread throughout Georgia. Flu symptoms and their intensity can vary from person to person, and can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. If you think you have the flu, call or visit your doctor. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated...

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District 4 Public Health One of First in Nation to Receive National Accreditation

District 4 Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. District 4 Public Health is one of the first of...

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It’s not too late to vaccinate

Seasonal influenza activity in the United States remains low but is increasing, particularly in the southeast. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used...

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