Category Archives: Health

Updated: City of Rome  shelter-in-place stance (with caveats) starts at 5 p.m. Q & A added.

Updated: City of Rome shelter-in-place stance (with caveats) starts at 5 p.m. Q & A added.

THE LATEST City of Rome adds Q & A for residents, businesses. Click here. For questions about shelter-in-place, please call 706-236-4400. For complaints about businesses not cooperating with the ordinance, please call 706-236-4459. Translated in Spanish. Click here Podcast: Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran on the coronavirus spread and what was behind the City Commission’s… Read more

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Helping: Greater Community Bank associates join mask makers; others helping with donations in Calhoun, Rome. Public Health looking for volunteers.

Helping: Greater Community Bank associates join mask makers; others helping with donations in Calhoun, Rome. Public Health looking for volunteers.

  Media release: For many, these trying times have become a real challenge. For Greater Community Bank, however, they are also an opportunity. Greater Community Bank and its staff are going the extra mile by providing relief efforts for those most in need within the communities it serves. Melinda Ryan and Carolyn McFry are putting… Read more

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The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

  Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is going to assist local pharmacies with the delivery of prescription medications. “We understand that the demand during this time of uncertainty can be overwhelming. That’s why we want to step in and help our citizens in any way we can,” says Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “As an agency, we… Read more

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Coronavirus: The latest updates from Northwest Georgia — changes in meal distribution. Zorba’s closes in Cedartown for now. River City Bank closes lobby.

Coronavirus: The latest updates from Northwest Georgia — changes in meal distribution. Zorba’s closes in Cedartown for now. River City Bank closes lobby.

River City Bank closes lobby until further notice. The drive-through lanes remain open as normal Monday-Saturday, and ATM and Night Deposit are available as are all digital banking options. All United Community Bank branches will shift to a drive-through and appointment-only service model, effective Tuesday, March 24. In-branch services such as loan closings, access to safe… Read more

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Health: Floyd report details the first few days of caring for a Polk County woman who would become the first documented coronavirus case in Northwest Georgia.

Health: Floyd report details the first few days of caring for a Polk County woman who would become the first documented coronavirus case in Northwest Georgia.

About this post: Floyd Medical Center on Saturday shared a report tracking the first coronavirus patient it treated — a 46-year-old Polk County woman who had returned from a business trip in Washington, D.C.  The article appears under the byline of Kurt Stuenkel, President and CEO, of the hospital and carries a March 16 date. It… Read more

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Redmond nurses put sewing skills to work making needed masks. The Stitchery adds ‘how to’ video with sewing patterns.

Redmond nurses put sewing skills to work making needed masks. The Stitchery adds ‘how to’ video with sewing patterns.

  With non-essential surgeries canceled for the immediate future at local hospitals, nurses are finding creative ways to use their time. Operating room nurses at Redmond Regional Medical Center are putting their sewing skills to use making masks to distribute in the community. “We have six OR nurses that are all seamstresses. They all know… Read more

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Husband: ‘April is off ventilator and on regular oxygen…is awake.’ 11 Alive traces Kyle Abernathys’ battle with coronavirus.

Husband: ‘April is off ventilator and on regular oxygen…is awake.’ 11 Alive traces Kyle Abernathys’ battle with coronavirus.

This update Saturday evening from Kyle Abernathy on his wife, April. She remains under care at Emory while he’s been discharged from the hosptial and remains under self-quarantine. Tuesday, March 17 update from Kyle Abernathy on  his wife, April.   11 Alive report on April and Kyle Abernathy as they battle back from coronavirus.  The… Read more

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Coronavirus: Quick read of Sunday’s latest updates.

Coronavirus: Quick read of Sunday’s latest updates.

We’re posting key updates (mostly local) throughout the news day. Some also will be expanded on our pages throughout the day. THE LATEST Noon update:  23 coronavirus deaths in Georgia, up three overnight. The state was tied for third in fatal cases with Louisiana; Washington state and New York are the top two. 600 cases as… Read more

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Coronavirus: Quick read of Saturday’s latest updates.

Coronavirus: Quick read of Saturday’s latest updates.

We’re posting key updates (mostly local) throughout the news day. Some also will be expanded on our pages throughout the day. THE LATEST Possible second death in Floyd County? Latest situation report from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security reports 2 deaths in county. Pirelli North America to lower production and close Rome plant for… Read more

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Saturday: Second death in Floyd? 8 confirmed cases in Floyd County; 33 awaiting test results. 20 coronavirus deaths in Georgia. Bartow surges to 56 (up 115%). State cases now at 555. Floyd Jail ending on-site video visitation on Monday.

Saturday: Second death in Floyd? 8 confirmed cases in Floyd County; 33 awaiting test results. 20 coronavirus deaths in Georgia. Bartow surges to 56 (up 115%). State cases now at 555. Floyd Jail ending on-site video visitation on Monday.

  Latest: Possible second COVID-19 death in Floyd County? According to today’s Georgia Situation Report from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security, it lists two deaths in Floyd County. So far, local health officials do not have any information on any new deaths. Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says no new deaths have been reported to… Read more

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Bartow state of emergency: Resolution forces restaurants to offer takeout only, limits places of assembly including gyms, movie theaters. Employee at Bartow school tests positive. Bartow County Jail cancels visits. Updates from City of Emerson.

Bartow state of emergency: Resolution forces restaurants to offer takeout only, limits places of assembly including gyms, movie theaters. Employee at Bartow school tests positive. Bartow County Jail cancels visits. Updates from City of Emerson.

Cartersville and Bartow County (and all muncipalities) approve state of emergency and public health emergy declaration now in effect through April 4 (unless extended): Click here Signed by County Commission Steve Taylor and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santiti, the resolution states: All restaurants, bars and businesses that sell food/beverage shall close to in-dining. Orders restaurants to switch to… Read more

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Coronavirus/health: Harbin Clinic adopts ‘no visitor policy’ at all sites. Latest safety advice. Hospitals canceling nonessential surgeries, procedures. Resource guide.

Coronavirus/health: Harbin Clinic adopts ‘no visitor policy’ at all sites. Latest safety advice. Hospitals canceling nonessential surgeries, procedures. Resource guide.

Media release: In an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, Harbin Clinic is implementing a no visitor policy at all locations. The following restrictions apply, including Immediate Care: Patients only allowed at all Harbin Clinic locations with limited exceptions. One person per patient for children and minors. One person per patient for those who… Read more

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Coronavirus: Quick read of Friday’s latest updates.

Coronavirus: Quick read of Friday’s latest updates.

We’re posting key updates (mostly local) throughout the news day. Some also will be expanded on our pages throughout the day. THE LATEST Shaw closes Cartersville site for cleaning after employee tests positive for coronavirus.Updates Bartow County has adopted similar steps, including restaurants and bars as well as socialization spots 6 confirmed cases at Floyd,… Read more

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Friday evening: 7 confirmed cases in Floyd County; 36 awaiting test results. 14 coronavirus deaths in Georgia, up four since Thursday. Bartow surges to 54 (up 107%). State cases now at 485, up 63.2%. Remembering Beth Wells of Rome, the area’s first coronavirus victim.

Friday evening: 7 confirmed cases in Floyd County; 36 awaiting test results. 14 coronavirus deaths in Georgia, up four since Thursday. Bartow surges to 54 (up 107%). State cases now at 485, up 63.2%. Remembering Beth Wells of Rome, the area’s first coronavirus victim.

  LATEST REPORTS: As of 7 p.m. Friday. Next report at noon Saturday. Statewide deaths: 14 (was 13 at noon Friday.) Statewide positive results: 485, a 63.2 percent increase over 287 reported Thursday. Latest confirmed cases here: Floyd: 7, up one since Tuesday. Bartow: 54, up 107 percent from 26 reported on Thursday (second most… Read more

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Updated: Public Q&A on emergency declaration. Most Rome/Floyd restaurants move to a to-go scenario while some notables close temporarily as enforcement begins. Bartow County adopts similar steps on Friday.

Updated: Public Q&A on emergency declaration. Most Rome/Floyd restaurants move to a to-go scenario while some notables close temporarily as enforcement begins. Bartow County adopts similar steps on Friday.

   Above: Listen to the joint meeting via previous Facebook Live webcast. THE LATEST Bartow County has adopted similar steps, including restaurants and bars as well as socialization spots. Click here Rome Cave Spring and Floyd County: By unanimous votes, the governments of Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County approved an emergency declaration that: Orders… Read more

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5:30 p.m. Coronavirus: A quick read of the latest local updates.

5:30 p.m. Coronavirus: A quick read of the latest local updates.

ABOUT THIS FILE: We’ve posted key local updates here throughout the day. Some major stories are posted on our websites; here are some of the headlines. RIGHT NOW Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County governments approve emergency declaration that mostly deals with restaurants moving to to-go orders. Obituary posted for Beth Wells of Rome, the region’s… Read more

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