Health Department Closed for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

All Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department locations will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Adult Vaccination: An important step to protect your health

Posted on October 13th, 2015

Adult Immunizations: An important step to protect your health Although we usually think of babies and children when we think of vaccines, older adults need them just as much! In fact, 74% of Georgia school children are fully vaccinated*, while …

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 11th, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month, a good time to assess how ready we are for emergencies such as natural disasters.  Many people ask themselves “Why should I be prepared? Won’t someone come to help me?”   Help will come – but …

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 …