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Health Department Closed on 4th of July

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

All Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department locations will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please note: On Thursday, July 3, all locations will close at 5 p.m. (This is a change from normal …

Free HIV Tests* at Health Department on June 27

Posted on June 25th, 2014

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with …

Parents of Preteens: Make a Date to Vaccinate

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

Let’s face it – nobody likes getting shots.  But a shot lasts a second; diseases last much longer. Beginning this year, there is a new Georgia  Department of Public Health rule that all students born on or after January 1, …

Rockdale County Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Posted on June 8th, 2014

The boil water advisory for Rockdale County has been lifted. From the Rockdale Citizen, “The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has given Rockdale Water Resources the all-clear to lift a ‘boil water’ advisory issued early Saturday morning. The advisory was lifted …

Rockdale County Issues Boil Water Advisory

Posted on June 7th, 2014

On Saturday, June 7, Rockdale Water Resources issued a boil water advisory for all of Rockdale County. For Everyone For personal use, create a supply of water for cooking, drinking, and tooth brushing by bringing water to a rolling boil …

World No Tobacco Day

Posted on May 31st, 2014

May 31 is World no Tobacco Day. Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of whom more than 5 million …