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Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days

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Testing Now Available to all Georgians

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

North Central Health District (NCHD) offers testing in all 13 of it’s Central Georgia counties. Anyone who would like to be tested though one of these sites must get a referral and appointment by calling the NCHD Tesing Line at 1-844-987-0099. Anyone can call for a referral, whether they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not. NCHD SPOCs are only open to those with a referral and appointment. NCHD testing sites operate on the following schedule:

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

For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and @GovKemp on Twitter, and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook.

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