This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health:
Atlanta, GA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its 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 now available to all Georgians who request it, whether you 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.
Testing sites in our area include:
- Walker County Civic Center (testing is winding down at this location)
- Walker County Health Department
- Catoosa County Senior Center
- Chattooga County Health Department
- Dade County Sports Complex
- Whitfield County Health Department
Northwest Georgia residents may call one of these numbers from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to schedule testing at a convenient location:
Residents may also email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime and ask to be referred. Please give name and phone number, and a public health worker will contact you.