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COVID-19 Updates, Guidance and Services

All brands of COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to Georgia and Alabama residents Monday through Friday at the Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Parkway, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Appointments are preferred but not required.
To make an appointment, click here.

For additional free sites near you, visit

Hours are Monday – Friday from  8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Click Here for COVID-19 Testing Information and Hours 

Click Here for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Click Here to Host a Vaccine Event

Weekly County COVID-19 Reports

Covid Quarantine Calculator

Your Test is Positive/ Your Test is Negative- What Should You Do?

How Contact Tracing Works in Georgia 

The Difference Between Quarantine and Isolation

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19/10-22-21  

What to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 / 10-22-21

Quarantine Guidance for those with no symptoms / 12-9-20

Healthcare Personnel Return to Work Guidance /3-17-21

NON HCP Return to Work Guidance / 12-4-2020

Guidance for Childcare Facilities /8-3-21

Return to Child Care after Illness / 8-17-21

Return to School Guidance – School Teams /3-24-21

Letter to School Administrators / How to Report Cases or Clusters / 8-4-21

School COVID-19 Reporting Instructions / 7-2021

School COVID-19 Reporting Instructions/ Independent-Private Schools/ 7-2021

Georgia School Guidance K-12 /6-2-21

Back-to-School Planning for In-Person Classes / 12-9-20

Back-to-School Planning for Virtual or At Home Learning / 12-9-20

Appendices for School Guidance

Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities/ 6-30-21

Guidance for Churches/Places of Worship

Guidance for Restaurants and Bars / 3-31-21

Guidance for Body Art Studios 

Guidance for Tourist Accommodations

International Travel – Request for Clearance Letter

Public Pool Guidance 

Guidance for Waterpark Operators 

Funeral Directors and Mortuary Science Guidance 4-12-21

Información en Español

Qué hacer si está enfermo con el nuevo coronavirus /1-26-21

 Que’ debe hacer si estuvo expuesto a alguien con COVID-19/ 3-9-21

Cómo funciona el rastreo de contactos en Georgia

Guía de regreso al trabajo para el personal de atención médica luego de haber tenido o haber estado expuesto al COVID-19 / 11-5-20

Guía para el regreso a la guardería, escuela o instituciones de educación superior (IHE) después de una exposición o enfermedad por COVID-19

Guia de regreso a la escuela y a los servicios de cuidados infantiles despues de haber tenido o haber estado espuesto al COVID-19/ 12-10-20

Orientacion  para restaurantes y bares / 8-15-20

To report a complaint:

If you have a complaint related to COVID-19 regarding a Food Service (restaurants), Hotels, Tattoo and Body Art, or pool facility that is regulated by the health department, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 706-653-6613.

For complaints on facilities that the health department does NOT regulate OR complaints about people being positive for COVID-19 please visit:
Click on  “Constituent Services Online Form.”
Select COVID-19 Concerns and enter your complaint.
You will be required to enter your contact information.

Other Helpful Information: 

Cleaning and Disinfecting Information

Make a Face Covering

County Resources Guide

Tips to Stay Safe:

Holiday Season COVID 19 Safety Tips




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