HEALTH DEPARTMENT FURLOUGH/STATE HOLIDAY CLOSURE SCHEDULE

December 20, 2011
The Columbus (Muscogee), Clay, Crisp, Macon, Marion, and Schley County Health Departments in the West Central Health District, including the WIC Program, will be closed on Thursday, December 22nd and the employees required to take a day off without pay due to budget cuts. 
 
All Health Departments in the West Central Health District, including the WIC Program, will be closed on Friday and Monday, December 23rd and 26th and Monday, January 2nd in observance of State Holidays. 
 
“As the need for furloughs continues, I recognize there is a decrease in the quantity of days we are open to the public, but not the quality of services we provide.  We certainly regret having to continue furloughing; however this is an unfortunate consequence of our budget cuts.  Most importantly, I wish to thank the entire staff of the West Central Health District for their understanding, support and loyalty to public health and the communities we serve,” states Dr. Beverley Townsend, District Health Director. 
 
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 pertains specifically to the Columbus Department of Public Health located on the 2nd floor.

Furloughing of staff is not something any of our Boards of Health take lightly and they understand that it affects our employees and the communities we serve.  Currently, Health Departments affected by furloughs are:  Columbus (Muscogee), Clay, Crisp, Macon, Marion, and Schley County.