Category Archives: Bartow County

Area COVID-19 vaccination rates

Area COVID-19 vaccination rates

September 21, 2021–7:40 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Nearly 43,000 Floyd County residents have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. That’s about 44% of the total population. Just over 37,000, or 37%, of Floyd County residents, are now fully vaccinated. That’s the…Continue Reading

28 COVID-19 deaths reported in Northwest Georgia Tuesday

28 COVID-19 deaths reported in Northwest Georgia Tuesday

September 21, 2021–5:55 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County reported four COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 248 Floyd County residents have now lost their lives to the virus since the start of the pandemic. Floyd County also reported 77 new positive tests on Monday for a…Continue Reading

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Tuesday morning

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Tuesday morning

September 20, 2021–7:05 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for portions of Northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk Counties. Multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today and into tonight. Rainfall totals within the watch of one to two…Continue Reading

Floyd County reports three more COVID-19 deaths

Floyd County reports three more COVID-19 deaths

September 20, 2021–7:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County reported three additional COVID-19 deaths from Friday to Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 244 Floyd County residents have now lost their lives to the virus since the start of the pandemic. Floyd County also reported 128 new positive tests on…Continue Reading

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

September 20, 2021–11:08 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week. Georgia motorists continue to pay an average price of $2.97 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. It now costs motorists $44.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $7.65 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per…Continue Reading

Flash Flood Watch in effect

Flash Flood Watch in effect

September 20, 2021–7:27 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for portions of Northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk Counties. Multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today. Rainfall totals within the watch of one to two inches are possible…Continue Reading

New distribution process for monoclonal antibody treatments

New distribution process for monoclonal antibody treatments

September 16, 2021–11:13 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia. The decision announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand for the treatments across the country,…Continue Reading

Time to start thinking about getting a flu shot

Time to start thinking about getting a flu shot

September 14, 2021–7:37 p.m. STAFF REPORTS As we head into fall, now is a good time to start thinking about getting a flu shot in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest District said influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are different. “The Centers for Disease…Continue Reading