North Central Health District



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News from North Central Health District:

Expanded Testing For COVID-19 In Georgia

Revised Testing Criteria and Increased Number of Test Sites

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UPDATE: County health departments scaling back services to respond to COVID-19

With the increasing number of local confirmed cases of COVID-19, North Central Health District (NCHD) county health departments are further limiting services to only the most crucial public health services.

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UPDATE: Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order to Fight COVID-19

Order effective through April 30, 11:59 p.m.

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New Data Supports Social Distancing Now More Than Ever

As Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., finalize the details of the Executive Order requiring Georgians to shelter in place, it is important to emphasize why these measures are needed now to keep all Georgians healthy and safe and to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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North Central Health District identifies first local COVID-19 related death

North Central Health District’s (NCHD) has identified the first death related to COVID-19 in the 13-county health district in Central Georgia.

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Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response. 

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County Health Departments Scaling Back Services to Respond to COVID-19

Limited Services and No Walk-Ins at County Health Departments

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COVID-19 Case Identified in Baldwin County

Fifth Confirmed Case of Illness for North Central Health District

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COVID-19 case identified in Monroe County

North Central Health District (NCHD) Epidemiologists confirmed one additional case of COVID-19 within the 13-county district.

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North Central Health District confirms additional local cases of COVID-19

District’s Second and Third Cases Located in Macon-Bibb and Peach Counties

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Prioritize COVID-19 Tests for Most Vulnerable, First Responders, Health Workers

After conversations with hospital and healthcare facility officials, and as COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe and throughout communities in Georgia, Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) issued the following joint statement:

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DPH Announces Additional Deaths from COVID-19

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming two additional deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia.

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First confirmed case of COVID-19 in North Central Health District

Today, North Central Health District (NCHD) Epidemiologists confirmed NCHD’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a resident of Houston County.

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NCHD COVID-19 Testing Closed for Holiday. All 13 Sites Open for Testing Monday, July 6Read More