District 4 Public Health News

Monday Data Report 8.3.2020

Due to an increased demand for data, we will be sharing this report each Monday. This is intended to help our residents to understand what is happening in each county as well as our district. August 3 2020 Monday Report

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Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing. What They Mean and When To Practice Them.

Isolation, quarantine and social distancing are public health practices used to protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. But what do these terms mean? Isolation: is use to separate infected people with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from those who are not infected. People who are in isolation should...

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#MaskTroupCounty Campaign- FREE MASKS!

Several faith based organizations have accepted the #SlowTheSpreadChallenge and are participating in the #MaskTroupCounty distribution campaign. Drive-thru mask giveaways will take place at the following locations Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:   Warren Temple United Methodist Church, 416 East Depot St., LaGrange Faith Baptist Church, 552 Hammett Rd., LaGrange Rosemont...

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Curious About Contact Tracing?

Click here to watch a quick video! Contact tracing can sound a little scary, but it is actually a tool that public health has been using for a long time to help find people who have been exposed to things like Tuberculosis. It isn't scary at all! It just helps us to keep our communities safe and informed.

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6.13.2020 Quarantine Guidance

June 13, 2020 Quarantine Guidance: What to do if you were exposed to someone with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new virus called SARS-CoV-2. The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may also include fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion...

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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. To see when your local health department is offering testing, please click on the Locations Tab and find your health department. Times and dates vary, depending on location....

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Testing Now Available to all Georgians

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. To see when your local health department is offering testing, please click on the Locations Tab and find your health department. Times and dates vary, depending on location....

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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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