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Posted on: March 4, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs, INFO & HOTLINE 1-844-442-2681

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Check here as often as you like for updates with COVID-19 more commonly known as the Coronavirus.  County Officials are in communication on a daily basis with different regional and state officials regarding COVID-19 and we will do our best to keep you updated.  Because of the large amount of information available and how quickly it updates we are including links to the Center for Disease Control CDC website as well as the Georgia Depart of Health website.  

Please know that if any major changes take place we will notify you.  We have several ways we communicate with the public and we use as many ways as possible to reach as many people as possible. Some of the ways we communicate include, website updates, social media, local news publications, and Facebook live. (Here’s the link to our Facebook page Dade County Georgia Facebook) If you don’t follow us on Facebook make sure to like our page and change us to "see first" in your notification settings.

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Latest Information:


  1. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities.
    • Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.
    • With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.
  2. Data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus: it is much more contagious.
    • Some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious.
    • Even so, vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission occurring around the country.
    • Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated.
  3. In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and protect others.
  4. CDC recommends that community leaders encourage vaccination and masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission.
  5. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

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Vaccine Information:

Check out for more information

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Do you have questions about the COVID Vaccine?
Check out the Dade County Department of Public Health’s FB page or contact them directly at 706-657-4213.

Who's eligible for the vaccine? People ages 12 and older

Where can you get the vaccine?

  • Georgia Department of Public Health  (Dade County Office)
    to make an appointment please call 706-657-4213
  • Vaccination Stationat the Colonnade
    (264 Catoosa Circle Ringgold) Drive Thru Vaccination - No Appointment Needed - Thursday evenings from 5 - 7!


Needed 8 months after 1st shot
Pfizer & Moderna only
Now available to those with underlying health problems
May become available to everyone later in September
More information to come

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Catoosa, Dade & Walker Counties are working with the Georgia Department of Public Health (GADPH) to provide free drive through COVID-19 testing to Georgia residents at The Colonnade beginning Wednesday, August 25 and continuing each Monday and Wednesday thereafter from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For those without internet access assistance with registration by telephone is available at 919-351-6256.
Testing is provided by MAKO Medical with test results in two to three days by either signing up for their portal at or by opting for notification via text message during the registration process.


  • Lawson Medical - Trenton GA 706-657-3200 
    • Hours of Operation: Monday & Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Price Pharmacy – 706-657-4061 – Walk in RAPID test $90 straight pay.
  • Primary Healthcare – 13570 N. Main Street, Trenton 706-657-7575
    • Rapid & Standard Testing but you must see a provider first. The provider will determine if you need a COVID test.
    • Call 706-657-7575 to make an appointment
    • Do take Insurance
  • AFC in Lookout Valley – 3520 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 423-799-2823
  • AFC Fort Oglethorpe – 26 Parkway Dr, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742 – 706-214-2930
    • Standard & RAPID Test
    • walk-in only 8am – 5pm 
    • Cost is $275 (Insurance has generally been covering @100%)
  • Marion County Health Department  - 24 7thStreet East, Jasper, TN 423-942-2238
    • Self Testing M,W,F 8:30am – 9:30am (Central Time) – Must be 18 or older and have a smart phone
    • Nurse Testing Tuesdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am (Central Time) – Please call 423-942-2238 the day before to fill out paperwork over the phone.
  • Fast Pace Health Urgent Care Jasper – 4300 Main St., Jasper, TN 423-651-1696 
    • Standard (48-72 hours) & RAPID Test (15 minutes)
    • walk-in only 
      1. All Hours are CENTRAL TIME
        • Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
        • Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
        • Sunday 1 pm – 5pmCost without Insurance $190 Standard / $200 Rapid
    • Cost with Insurance $75
    • They do NOT take Cash (pay by debit, credit card, or money order)
  • LaFayette Ready Clinic 1-706-620-0200

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FEMA Rumor Control Website

Center for Disease Control Website

Georgia Department of Health Website

Dade County Georgia Facebook Page

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report - This updates daily at noon and 7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Basics  (use this link to Johns Hopkins Website to see their FAQ’s and COVID-19 Basics)

DPH Return to Work Guidelines

DPH Administrative Order

DPH Quarantine Protocol

DPH News Release 9-9-2020

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Use this link to find out how to make your own cloth face mask 
CDC - How to Make Cloth Mask

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Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency 9.1.2020
Empowering a Healthy Georgia 9.1.2020

Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency 6.29.2020
Governor Kemp Executive Order 6.29.2020

Governor Kemp Executive Order 6.11.2020

Governor Kemp Executive Order: Shelter in Place 4.2.2020
Governor Kemp Executive Order - Opening Georgia 4.20.2020
Shelter in Place Handout

GEMA Shelter in Place Handout

Executive Order - Suspension of Short Term Rentals 4/9/2020

Executive Order - Nursing Homes 4/9/2020

Executive Order - National Guard 4/9/2020

Guide to Essential Businesses Webpage

Guide to Essential Businesses Printable

Do you have questions about what is considered an essential business? Use this link to send a request for information directly to the Governor’s office:
Essential Business Guide REQUEST FORM

Executive Order - Deputizing Sheriffs

Governor Kemp Declaration of State of Emergency 3.15.2020

Executive Order - Shelter in Place 3.23.2020

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Financial Assistance Information & Links

Dislocated Worker Grant - Those who lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for a job at the county.  Please contact Paula Stallings at 706-657-4625 for additional information. Paul will be available in our office each Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

To file unemployment claims due to COVID-19 use these links: 

Unemployment Benefits in Georgia

For Small Business Loans use this link:

Small Business Loan Information Packet

USDA is providing critical support to our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please use these links:

CFAP General Fact Sheet

USDA May 2020 Newsletter


Q.) Can I go to the Grocery Store?      A.) Yes, food is considered essential

Q.) Can I go the Doctor’s Office?         A.) Yes, this is considered essential

Q.) Can I go the the Pharmacy?          A.) Yes, this is considered essential

Q.) Can I drop my kids off at their other parents home?    A.) Yes, this is considered essential

For more  questions about what is considered legally acceptable please contact the Governor’s Office at 404-656-1776

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KEEP HANDS CLEAN by washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE with a tissue when you cough and sneeze
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE with unwashed hands; its the easiest way for germs to enter your body
EAT HEALTHY and balanced meals to strengthen your immune system
EXERCISE boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness

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Myth and Facts website  - Click on this link to see emergency preparedness logo

Click this link to read about the Formation of The Northwest Georgia COVID-19 Task Force

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