DPH urges Georgians not to go to hospital…

Release: To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments, unless they are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms requiring urgent medical attention. Asymptomatic individuals or…

Georgia DPH awarded over $2 million to support…

Release: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $2,066,100 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant funding is used to provide technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support…

DPH: Unlicensed restaurants risk to public health

Release: Social media continues to gain popularity as a platform for promoting and conducting business. This trend has also led to an increase in unlicensed restaurants, which are typically operated out of private homes and residential…

First case of Omicron variant detected in Georgia

Release: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in Georgia. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and developed mild symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Genomic sequencing…

VFD holds ‘Child Car Seat Check’ Event

Release: On Friday, November 19, the Valdosta Fire Department partnered with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Department of Public Health to host a Car Seat Check Event. The program educates the…

SHD recognizes World AIDS Day 2021 with Valdosta…

Release: As our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important remember that others are battling through a different, less publicly discussed, pandemic. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District Infectious…

Georgia DPH recommends pediatric COVID vaccine for children

Release: Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer…