Clayton County Health District News

Gov. Kemp, Dr. Toomey Urge Georgians to Wear Face Coverings to Fight COVID-19

Governor Brian P. Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urge all Georgians to continue to follow safe daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to COVID-19 and keep the virus from spreading. Wear a face covering in public settings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a...

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Georgia Department of Public Health Partners with CDC on COVID-19 Antibody Testing Survey

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is partnering with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Fulton and DeKalb County Boards of Health to conduct an antibody testing survey to better understand how many people may have already been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Between April 28 to May 4, teams of public health professionals will visit randomly...

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Public Health Employee Exposed to COVID-19

Forest Park, Ga. – An employee of the Clayton County Health Department has tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials were notified on April 16 of the result. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. The incubation period of exposure will end Thursday, April 23, for staff and clients of the health...

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Expanded Testing For COVID-19 In Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to accommodate more testing of Georgia residents. Effective immediately, all symptomatic individuals will be eligible for COVID-19 testing. Health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care...

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Sharp Increases in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Georgia

The numbers of cases and deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased in Georgia and around the country in recent days. These numbers are dramatic, and the grief over loved ones lost to the virus is unfathomable. With more testing, the numbers will continue to increase. Without question, these numbers also tell us that COVID-19 is widespread throughout Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public...

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Gov. Kemp, Officials Confirm Two Cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

This evening, Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., and state officials confirmed Georgia’s first cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving two residents of Fulton County who live in the same household. One recently returned from Italy. Both have mild symptoms; they are isolated at home with other relatives to keep the...

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DPH Release of Coronavirus Information

​ The Georgia Department of Public Health, in consultation with the CDC, is evaluating patient information received from healthcare providers about potential cases of coronavirus. To date, DPH has not confirmed any cases of coronavirus in Georgia, however the situation could change as additional patients are evaluated. DPH will not provide information about the number of patients being tested...

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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 (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled...

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Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

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 award will...

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