Reminder to Motorists: Georgia’s School Bus Law

Posted on August 6th, 2015

As school begins, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments would like to remind drivers of the law they must follow when they encounter a school bus on the roadway.  If you encounter a school bus while driving with its red …

Boil Water Advisory for City of Porterdale, South Side

Posted on July 30th, 2015

A boil water advisory is currently in effect for the south side of the City of Porterdale in Newton, County. Streets included in the advisory are: Dyer Lane, Crowell Road, Magan Court, Michael Ryan Drive, South broad Street, Wynfield Drive, Oakmont Court, Welsdon …

4 Tips to Beat the Heat

Posted on June 19th, 2015

With the heat index expected to soar above 100 degrees this weekend, residents of Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties can take these steps to keep themselves safe: Look Again! Never leave children, pets, or people with limited mobility in the …

Georgia Celebrates Environmental Health Week June 8 – 12

Posted on June 8th, 2015

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments are pleased to celebrate the inaugural Georgia Environmental Health Week from June 8 to June 12. In the proclamation issued on May 27, Gov. Deal stated, “The important work of Environmental Health …

Listeria Alert: Advice to Consumers

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Two frozen food companies, Blue Bell Creameries and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, have voluntarily recalled all of their products due to listeria bacteria contamination.  Listeria related infections can cause serious infections and death.   CLICK HERE to read Blue Bell Creameries’ recall …

National Public Health Week Turns Focus to the Environment

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Today marks the first day of National Public Health Week (April 6 – 12, 2015). You may be surprised to learn that this year the focus isn’t on Ebola or cancer, but climate change.  To kick off the week, an …