Clayton County Health District News

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 9:00 a.m....

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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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