February 11, 2011

On Monday, February 21st 2011, the Columbus (Muscogee), Crisp, Macon, Marion, Quitman and Schley County Health Departments in the West Central Health District will be closed and employees required to take a day off without pay due to budget cuts.  “Unfortunately, the health department continues to experience budget challenges and therefore the need for employee furlough days continue as well. We regret any difficulty this one day a month closure may be causing the community.  Public Health continues to strive to meet the needs of the public during challenging financial times.” states Ed Saidla, District Program Manager. 


 The Columbus Department of Public Health resides in the Health and Human Services Building located at 2100 Comer Avenue.  Please note this facility houses multiple agencies.  This notice of agency closure for the Health & Human Service Building pertains specifically to the Columbus Department of Public Health located on the 2nd floor.


This action is not something any of our Boards of Health take lightly and they understand that it affects our employees and the communities we serve.  The agency closure schedule for the remainder of the first quarter of 2011 for the Health Department’s in the West Central Health District affected by budget cuts are as follows:


Closure Dates - Due to Budget Cuts


Monday, February 21, 2011             Closed Due to Budget Cuts

Friday, March 18, 2011                    Closed Due to Budget Cuts

April 22, 2011                                  Closed Due to Budget Cuts