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COVID-19 mega-testing site opening near Atlanta airport


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 10, 2020 - 3:52 PM

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The Georgia Department of Public Health in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announces the opening of a COVID-19 mega-testing site.

The mega-testing site which has the capacity to test 5,000 people a day is located at 1800 Sullivan Road, College Park, Georgia, 30337. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from Aug. 10 through Aug. 26. Testing is available to all Georgians regardless of symptoms, however, appointments and online registrations are recommended, according to a release from the DPH.

To register online and to make an appointment go to www.doineedacovid19test.com . There is no charge for testing.

Test results will be available in 48-72 hours, and individuals will be provided with information on how to receive results once they are tested. Testing is available to all Georgia residents, regardless of the county they live in.

Tests are done by nasal swab and are self-administered. A video demonstrating the test can be found at https://youtu.be/vsQVxsQY3jc .

Widespread testing and contact tracing, along with social distancing, wearing masks or face coverings in public and frequent handwashing, are critical to preventing further spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

For information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .