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Two COVID-19 Treatments No Longer Authorized for Use Limited Efficacy Against Omicron

Atlanta – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for COVID-19 are currently not authorized for use due to their limited effectiveness against the Omicron variant. Omicron is still circulating widely in the U.S., including Georgia.  Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic, laboratory-created proteins that mimic the immune system’s [read more...]

By |2022-01-27T14:19:14-05:00January 27th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Two COVID-19 Treatments No Longer Authorized for Use Limited Efficacy Against Omicron

New Traffic Safety Program Reduces Excessive Speeding through Euharlee Elementary and Woodland Middle School Zones

Euharlee Police Department sees tremendous decrease in speeding cases due to the New Traffic Safety Program to Reduce Excessive Speeding Through Euharlee Elementary and Woodland Middle School Zones Implementation of an automated traffic enforcement safety device program has been successful, revealing a 95% reduction in speeders.   (Euharlee, GA, January 27, 2022) - The Euharlee [read more...]

By |2022-01-27T10:45:12-05:00January 27th, 2022|General|Comments Off on New Traffic Safety Program Reduces Excessive Speeding through Euharlee Elementary and Woodland Middle School Zones

New $60,000,000 Industrial Building Proposed for Emerson

A new logistics center is proposed for the city of Emerson.  According to paperwork filed with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, plans for Project B include a one-story, fifty-foot tall building.  The 790,500 square foot building would be built on a 70-acre site at Lakepoint Parkway.   The building would definitely increase traffic in the area, [read more...]

By |2022-01-24T16:11:39-05:00January 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on New $60,000,000 Industrial Building Proposed for Emerson

Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center No Longer Permits Cloth Masks for Visitors, Patients; Medical Masks Required

Cartersville, Ga. (Jan. 21, 2022) – Visitors and patients at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the hospital. The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. The new rule applies across the Piedmont [read more...]

By |2022-01-21T10:46:55-05:00January 21st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center No Longer Permits Cloth Masks for Visitors, Patients; Medical Masks Required

Georgia Power offers resources and safety tips to help customers prepare for predicted winter weather

Company monitoring forecasts and mobilizing storm response teams and personnel to respond to potential service interruptions   ATLANTA – January 13, 2022 – As winter weather, including freezing rain, wind and snow, is predicted to move across Georgia this holiday weekend, Georgia Power is prepared to respond to outages safely and as quickly as weather [read more...]

By |2022-01-14T08:34:03-05:00January 14th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Georgia Power offers resources and safety tips to help customers prepare for predicted winter weather

WINTER WEATHER AND OMICRON VARIANT IMPACTING BLOOD DRIVES AND SUPPLY

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 6, 2021) – During the first week of National Blood Donor Month, Blood Assurance is experiencing a sharp increase in cancellations due to winter weather and the Covid-19 omicron variant. Since Jan. 1, dozens of businesses and organizations have reconsidered holding their planned mobile blood drives. As a result, more than 800 [read more...]

By |2022-01-06T15:33:09-05:00January 6th, 2022|General|Comments Off on WINTER WEATHER AND OMICRON VARIANT IMPACTING BLOOD DRIVES AND SUPPLY

A Rome woman dies in a three-vehicle crash on I-75 in Bartow County Wednesday. 

Twenty-four-year-old Blanca Estela Arteaga died in the three-vehicle that occurred north bound lane of I-75 near mile marker 289.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the crash involved two tractor-trailers and a passenger car.  A black 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by twenty-four-year-old, Blanca Estela Arteaga, of Rome struck the rear of a 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer.  [read more...]

By |2022-01-05T11:44:18-05:00January 5th, 2022|General|Comments Off on A Rome woman dies in a three-vehicle crash on I-75 in Bartow County Wednesday. 

Georgia Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments Molnupiravir and Paxlovid™ Available at Select Retail Pharmacies

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the allocation of Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 to select retail pharmacies in Georgia. Initial supply of Molnupiravir and Paxlovid™ from the federal government is very limited. DPH anticipates additional allocations in the coming weeks as production increases. Per guidance from [read more...]

By |2022-01-02T14:44:00-05:00January 2nd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Georgia Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments Molnupiravir and Paxlovid™ Available at Select Retail Pharmacies

DPH Urges Georgians NOT to Go to Hospital Emergency Departments for COVID Testing

Atlanta – To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments unless they are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms requiring urgent medical attention. Asymptomatic individuals or individuals with mild symptoms should find testing sites other than hospital emergency departments. COVID-19 testing locations are [read more...]

By |2021-12-29T16:57:21-05:00December 29th, 2021|General|Comments Off on DPH Urges Georgians NOT to Go to Hospital Emergency Departments for COVID Testing

“Omicron Variant Predominant And Spreading Rapidly” – Op-Ed by Piedmont Cartersville Chief Medical Officer

Hospitals across the country are often full at this time of year because of seasonal illnesses, like the flu. This year, however, we are also still contending with COVID-19. In addition to the Delta variant, which caused the largest and worse surge of the pandemic, thus far, the Omicron variant is now the predominant variant [read more...]

By |2021-12-28T10:56:19-05:00December 28th, 2021|General|Comments Off on “Omicron Variant Predominant And Spreading Rapidly” – Op-Ed by Piedmont Cartersville Chief Medical Officer