Monkeypox Transmission in Public Settings

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia.

DPH Debuts Kiosks for COVID-19 PCR Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia.

Monkeypox Vaccine Availability in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun receiving limited doses of monkeypox vaccine.

Georgia DPH Seeks Public Input on the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking public comment on the Georgia Fiscal Year 2022 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.

High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns

With temperatures expected to be in the high 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, and at times feeling like more than 100 degrees with the humidity, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses.

Board of Public Health June (2022) Meeting

The Board of Public Health will hold its March meeting for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Tuesday, June 14, 2022. This meeting will be held virtually.

DPH Urges Parents to Talk to Their Pediatricians for Guidance During Baby Formula Shortage

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives.

New Legislation Offers Stronger Protection for Georgia Children Exposed to Lead

There is no safe amount of lead in a child’s blood. Even small amounts of lead can result in damage to the brain and nervous system, cause behavioral problems, learning difficulties and other medical issues – all of which may be permanent.

DPH Moves to Weekly COVID-19 Data Reporting

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is transitioning from daily to weekly COVID-19 data reporting.

DPH News Release - Fentanyl Overdose Increases

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Drug Surveillance Unit has received increased reports of overdoses due to drugs mixed with fentanyl, particularly cocaine, methamphetamine, and counterfeit pills. Overdoses have been reported in several areas of the state over the past month.