October 21, 2020

COVID-19 testing now available to all Georgians

(Atlanta, GA) — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached it’s goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days.

More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week.

“This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hotspots of infection and how best to mitigate them.”

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not.

There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs – locations and hours vary daily.

Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them. The testing is free of charge.

Contact information for local health departments can be found on the DPH homepage at https://dph.georgia.gov/.

Heard County residents can reach District 4 Public Health at 800-847-4262. The closest public health testing site is located at Coweta County Fair Grounds, 275 Pine Rd. Newnan, GA 30263.

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