Category: News

Assistance needed for Afghan refugees

2021 OCT 15 Melba Gandy – As you may have heard, Sharon Watkins and I are helping Afghan refugees to get settled, acquire the things they need, and begin living in an alien world.  As many as 1,500 hundred families (out of a total of … read more.

COVID Booster Recommendations

On SEP 23, CDC’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least six months after the completion of their Pfizer vaccine primary series. In addition, the CDC Director recommended a … read more.

Get Activated

On Sunday, I was proud to join Side With Love for the launch of the Action Center. Today, I am excited to share with you why I have found my time as a volunteer deeply meaningful and ask you to join me at our volunteer … read more.

Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing

MAKO Medical Adding COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Sites in North Georgia

North GA – In addition to the free COVID-19 Testing provided by MAKO Medical at drive-thru sites in Canton, Dalton and Ellijay, the service is now expanding to three new sites in North Georgia that will operate … read more.

Georgia Surpasses Grim COVID-19 Milestone

ATLANTA – The number of Georgians who have died from COVID-19 now surpasses 20,000. As of 3 p.m. today, there have been 20,041 confirmed COVID deaths in Georgia since the pandemic began.

“It is tragic but not surprising that we have surpassed this grim milestone … read more.

Labor Day COVID-19 Services

Some COVID-19 Services Available on Labor Day in North Georgia

North Georgia – The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton, Georgia will be closed on Monday, September 6th  for Labor Day, as will all health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. However, some COVID-19 services … read more.

Gilmer COVID-19 Testing

UPDATE for MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing in Gilmer County:

FREE Testing Site In Ellijay is Moving, as of Monday, Aug. 30th

Ellijay, GA – Since MAKO Medical began Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing at the Gilmer County Health Department on August 18th, hundreds of residents have received testing … read more.