DPH Urges Georgians NOT to Go to Hospital Emergency Departments for COVID Testing

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 individuals with mild symptoms should find testing sites other than hospital emergency departments.

Georgia Department of Public Health Awarded $2,066,100 to Support Injury Prevention Efforts

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $2,066,100 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Omicron Spread and Prevention Measures for Holiday Gatherings

The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging Georgians to carefully follow COVID-19 prevention measures during holiday celebrations and gatherings to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

One Year Anniversary COVID Vaccine

One year ago today, the words Georgians had waited months to hear were finally being heard: “First shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Georgia.”

DPH News Release - Omicron Variant Detected in Georgia Resident

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the Omicron variant in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident with no recent international travel history.

Omicron Variant Detected in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in Georgia.

Omicron Variant Detected in Georgia Resident

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been notified of a Georgia resident currently in New Jersey who has tested positive for COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and was in Georgia for two days before traveling on to New Jersey where the testing and sequencing were done.

World AIDS Day December 1 - Prevention is Treatment

World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness.

New COVID Variant Reinforces Need for Vaccination and Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the emergence of a new COVID variant first detected in southern Africa. The variant has not been detected in Georgia at this time.

DPH Media Advisory - Board of Public Health November Meeting

Board of Public Health Virtual Meeting