The Floyd County Health Department and all area health departments have expanded Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include ages 5 to 11. For convenience, please schedule all COVID-19 vaccinations by calling the Floyd County Health Department at 706-295-6123. All Georgians five and older are now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for ages 5 through 17, however the health department also offers Moderna and J&J vaccines for those over 17. In addition to health department, COVID-19 vaccines are available through pediatrician offices, local pharmacies, and other healthcare providers. For vaccine availability, please go to vaccines.gov. Flu shots are also available from most healthcare providers, including the health department, and recommended for anyone over six month of age. Other health department numbers to call:
- Floyd County resident the latest COVID victim from Northwest Georgia. Also another probable death in Gordon County.
- 39 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond on Friday; up 1 from Thursday. 28 at Atrium Health Floyd, 11 at Redmond.
- 26 new cases in Northwest Georgia.
- 728 new cases in the state.
- 53 additional deaths.
- Source: Georgia Department of Public Health.
Free COVID tests at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds as well as LakePoint. What to know:
- Rome: Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Rome. Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no Sunday testing. Please register online at https://honumg.info/LTSGA011.
- Emerson: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., LakePointe Sports Complex. Registration link.
- Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available daily for eligible individuals at health departments: Bartow (770) 382-1920 / Chattooga (706) 857-3471 / Floyd (706) 295-6123 / Gordon (706) 624-1444 / Polk (770) 749-2270
- Floyd continues to provide monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment at our three hospitals to patients who are eligible and have a physician referral. Learn more about this COVID treatment. Click Floyd
CAMPUS REPORTS: Latest updates from each school system.
Weekday reports (through Nov. 5):
- Rome City Schools. No new cases Monday through Wednesday of this week.
- Floyd County Schools. 1 student case posted this week (Model Elementary).
- Polk School District: 14 students and staff as of Friday.
- Berry College: November: 2 students. Currently 4 active cases, 1 quarantine. (through Nov. 4).
Weekly reports (through Nov. 5):
- Cartersville City Schools: CCS was notified that one elementary school student, two high school students, and one middle school staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
- Bartow County Schools. No schools in yellow phase.
- Gordon County Schools. 8 total: 5 students, 3 staffers.
- Calhoun City Schools: Awaiting update.
- Chattooga County Schools: Awaiting update.