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Health Officials to Offer Emergency Operations Workshop for Food Service Operators

DECATUR, Ga. – The March 7 break of a 48-inch water main in Doraville still floats around in the minds of DeKalb County’s food service community. The resulting two-day boil water advisory created major inconvenience and confusion and led to companies’ profits flowing down the drain. The event revealed just how large an impact a […]

Board of Health Extends Hours for Back-to-School Rush

DECATUR, Ga. – As the new school year draws closer, parents with school-aged children never seem to have enough time to get everything done. In the next two weeks, the DeKalb County Board of Health is giving parents an extra two hours by staying open later. The Board of Health centers will be open from […]

DeKalb Health Officials Begin Seasonal Mosquito Trapping

DECATUR, Ga. – Mosquitoes beware! The DeKalb County Board of Health is looking for you. To monitor for diseases that mosquitoes can transmit to humans, the Board of Health recently deployed mosquito traps throughout the county. Although the traps are in areas with little foot traffic, someone coming upon one can easily identify it by […]

Fresh Surprises in Store at Your Local Farmers Markets

DECATUR, Ga. – The summer grilling season is here. Instead of breezing through your supermarket’s produce section, the DeKalb County Board of Health encourages you to explore the treasures of fresh, local produce–and so much more–at your nearby farmers market. The Tucker and Stone Mountain farmers markets feature fresh fruits and vegetables and locally made […]

Barack H. Obama Elementary Fifth Grader Wins 2018 Dental Quiz Bowl

DECATUR, Ga. – The competition was intense, as five elementary schools were well-represented by their students in the final round of the DeKalb County Board of Health’s 2018 Dental Quiz Bowl. However, in the end, there could only be one winner. Haamza Ahmed, from Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology, prevailed as this […]

Wellness Fair Aims to Get Men Fired Up About Their Health

DECATUR, Ga. – Attention DeKalb County men: Attention DeKalb County men. Before you heat up the grill on June 9, the DeKalb County Board of Health wants you to get fired up for your health. The DeKalb County Board of Health will host its second annual Strong4Family Men’s Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets May 24

DECATUR, Ga. – The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, in the Bohan Auditorium, located in the Richardson Health Center at 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting include the approval […]

Fresh on DeK Gets Rolling for 2018 Season

DECATUR, Ga. – The tires have been kicked, the fuel tank on the bus has been filled up, and soon, fresh-from-the-garden goodness will roll into a neighborhood near you. The Fresh on DeK: DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market will be making weekly stops throughout the county, offering fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. The 2018 season […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Sets Public Hearing

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Amended Tourist Accommodations Rules and Regulations, Chapter 511-6-2 The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 24, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Bohan Auditorium of the Richardson Health […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets March 22

DECATUR, Ga. – The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, March 22 in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting include the rule adoption for the Georgia […]

SERVICE ALERT

In observance of Juneteenth, all DeKalb Public Health centers will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. #happyjuneteenth