Several District 2 Public Health Covid-19 Testing Sites Set to Close

GAINESVILLE –District 2 Public Health, Mako Labs and LTS are making changes to COVID-19 testing site operations; however, the fight against COVID-19 is not over.  District 2 Public Health will continue to provide COVID vaccines at all 13 county health departments on a walk-in basis. 

It is not too late to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster if eligible.  Everyone 5 and older can be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  To learn more about COVID-19 visit phdistrict2.org.

The following testing sites will close:

Franklin County Health Department – Last day in operation is April 21

Lumpkin County Health Department – Last day in operation is April 21

Habersham Medical Center – Last day in operation is April 21

Stephens County Hospital – Last day in operation is April 22

NGHS Braselton – Last day in operation is April 22

Rabun Community Market – Last day in operation is April 22

The following testing sites will remain open:

Forsyth County – Central Park Recreation Complex

2300 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, GA 30040

Hall County – Sherwood Plaza

601 S. Enota Dr. NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

Union County – Union General Hospital

35 Hospital Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

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Covid-19 Data as of April 18, 2022

Click on the image below for information on all 13 counties in District 2.

EPI SUMMARY: Data source Georgia DPH and SendSS. Cases include all confirmed and probable cases. Population data source Oasis, 2019. Time frame as of 11/06/2020 to 4/14/2022. Vaccines introduced 12/19/2020 – decline noted in cases after vaccine implementation. Vaccine data includes number of vaccines administered in each county in District 2 and vaccines administered per 100,000 (of the total county population). Vaccine data also shows number of one dose received and percentage of residents as well as 2 doses received, and percentage of residents vaccinated.

  • Graph above shows weekly changes in COVID cases. The case rate reported in the graph is approximately half of the 14-day case rate.
  • Vaccine graph shows percentage of individuals vaccinated by age group.

Georgia Flu Surveillance Update: Week 14

Week 14 – Ending April 9, 2022

As of Week 14, Georgia flu activity is minimal= 1 (on the scale of 1-13). Activity levels are based on the percent of outpatient visits in Georgia due to Influenza-like illness during this timeframe.
For the corresponding week, the percentage of outpatient visits for Influenza-like Illness was 1.8%, the number of influenza-associated death was 0; the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 20; and reported Influenza Outbreak was 0.

Getting the flu shot is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others.
District 2 health departments have flu vaccines available. Please contact your local health department for information on how to get your Flu vaccine at https://phdistrict2.org/contact-us/.
To learn more about how to protect yourself against flu, visit DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/influenza/seasonal-flu-influenza
and CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Covid-19 Data as of April 11, 2022

Click on the image below for information on all 13 counties in District 2.

EPI SUMMARY: Data source Georgia DPH and SendSS. Cases include all confirmed and probable cases. Population data source Oasis, 2019. Time frame as of 11/06/2020 to 4/7/2022. Vaccines introduced 12/19/2020 – decline noted in cases after vaccine implementation. Vaccine data includes number of vaccines administered in each county in District 2 and vaccines administered per 100,000 (of the total county population). Vaccine data also shows number of one dose received and percentage of residents as well as 2 doses received, and percentage of residents vaccinated.
  • Graph above shows weekly changes in COVID cases. The case rate reported in the graph is approximately half of the 14-day case rate.
  • Vaccine graph shows percentage of individuals vaccinated by age group.

Georgia Flu Surveillance Update: Week 13

Week 13 – Ending April 2, 2022

As of Week 13, Georgia flu activity is minimal= 1 (on the scale of 1-13). Activity levels are based on the percent of outpatient visits in Georgia due to Influenza-like illness during this timeframe.
For the corresponding week, the percentage of outpatient visits for Influenza-like Illness was
1.8%, the number of influenza-associated death was 0; the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 9; and reported Influenza Outbreak was 0.

Getting the flu shot is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others.
District 2 health departments have flu vaccines available. Please contact your local health department for information on how to get your Flu vaccine at
https://phdistrict2.org/contact-us/.
To learn more about how to protect yourself against flu, visit DPH website at
https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/influenza/seasonal-flu-influenza and CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/