Clayton County Health District News

DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

More important than ever before! ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to protect people from getting sick but to reduce the burden on our...

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Clayton County Health District Launches New Website

Jonesboro, GA—Clayton County Health District (CCHD) is proud to announce the release of its brand-new website, which features a modern layout and bright color palette. The organization’s goal for the site is to provide a refined user experience that will help the district’s residents access all that they have to offer. The new site is intuitive and mobile-friendly; whether you are a potential...

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DPH and Governor Kemp Ask Georgians to Follow Four Things for Fall

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Kemp are encouraging Georgians to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend while following Four Things for Fall COVID-19 prevention measures. Wear a face-covering in public. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. And follow the public health guidance...

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Georgia WIC Implements Breastfeeding Support Campaign

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announces the Georgia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Support social marketing campaign “Learn Together. Grow Together.” The goal of the campaign is to increase knowledge of and promote breastfeeding among Georgia mothers. The campaign highlights breastfeeding as a journey, family and...

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The Clayton County Health District Renovates Its Main Location!

We know we have been away from this facility for some time now. Fortunately, we been able to provide you great service at our Forest Park Annex and Phoenix Blvd locations. Soon we will welcome our clients back into a facility that can accommodate even more clients than before. Our hope is that the new flow of services will provide you an even better experience in our facility as we strive to...

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Improvements Coming to COVID-19 Daily Status Report

Effective Tuesday, July 28, there will be several improvements to the COVID-19 Daily Status Report on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website. These changes are designed to make the dashboard more user-friendly while providing an accurate picture of COVID-19 in Georgia. The changes to the Daily Status Report will include: Map changes: The new color scale is based on the...

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DPH Continues Operation of Specimen Collection Sites

Jonesboro, GA – Nine specimen collection sites operated jointly by the Georgia National Guard and Augusta University will end operations effective May 30 as the university transitions its focus to research and development of new non-invasive testing options like saliva and antibody testing. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will continue to operate 136 specimen collection sites...

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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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Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days Testing Now Available to all Georgians

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached it’s 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 Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where...

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Free COVID-19 Testing

All individuals are eligible for free COVID-19 testing at your local public health department. You can PRE-REGISTER online at: covid19.dph.ga.gov If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone and need assistance to register for a test, contact our COVID-19 call center at 1-678-479-2223. Call center hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Test site hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m....

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