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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.

Georgia Hospitals on Diversion

Georgians Asked to Reduce Strain on EMS & Emergency Departments

ATLANTA – The current surge of COVID cases throughout Georgia is stretching hospital and EMS personnel and resources to unprecedented levels. As a result, many hospitals are having to declare themselves on diversion meaning they are temporarily unable … read more.

Free COVID-19 Testing in Gilmer

MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Coming to Gilmer County

FREE Testing Starts Wednesday, August 18th!

Ellijay, GA – MAKO Medical will begin Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing in Gilmer County on Wednesday, August 18th at 8 AM! The new testing site location and operations will be as follows:

Gilmer County Health … read more.

Vaccination More Urgent Than Ever

COVID-19 Cases Increase and Delta Variant Spreads in Georgia

ATLANTA – If you were waiting for the right time to get vaccinated, that time is now! The
Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated as the
number of new COVID-19 cases increases daily … read more.

Circle Round for Global Justice and Solidarity

In lieu of a gathering during the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2021 Virtual General Assembly, we invite you to join the UUA’s International Office staff for a virtual reception at 7pm Eastern on Wednesday, July 14. Hear about what the International Office (including the Holdeen India … read more.

Letter from a Soldier

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To honor Memorial Day, we share a soldier’s letter. 

In August of 2007, an American soldier serving in … read more.

No-Appointment Clinics

At ALL Health Dept COVID-19 Clinic Sites in North Georgia: April 26 – 29!

North (GA) – Georgians 16 and older still have the opportunity to walk in to one of our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics with NO Appointment! Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens … read more.