North Central Health District


North Central Health District Columbus Day holiday COVID-19 Testing & Closures


North Central Health District’s (NCHD) 13 county health departments will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday Monday, Oct. 11.

Regular clinical services, environmental health services, WIC services and administrative services will be closed until the Tuesday, Oct. 12.

COVID-19 testing will be available on the holiday at two locations by appointment:

  • Baldwin County Health Department – 100 Ireland Dr., Milledgeville – Testing available 8 a.m. – noon – Register via Mako Medical.
  • Macon-Bibb County Health Department – 1600 Forsyth St., Macon – Testing 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Register via Mako Medical.

All county health department and district services will return to regular operating hours Tuesday, Oct. 12.  

NCHD encourages everyone to keep COVID-19 prevention in mind during the Labor Day holiday. Cases of COVID-19 are increasing across Central Georgia, so take action to reduce your risk:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water a not available, us an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Keep at lease 6 feet between yourself and others in public spaces.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover yourself.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces.
  • Wear face coverings in places where maintaining a six-foot distance from others is difficult or impossible.

For more information about the COVID-19, including case numbers, testing & vaccination information and guidance, visit

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