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Healthcare workers test a person at a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in West Bloomfield, Mich.

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) -- As the number of Georgians infected with the deadly novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continue to rise, Cobb and Douglas Public Health plan to open a drive-thru testing site.

Starting Friday, April 10, individuals with a healthcare provider's referral can be tested at Hunter Park in Douglasville. In preparation for the drive-thru testing site operations, Hunter Park parking lots will be closed indefinitely to the public.

Those who arrive at the testing site without a pre-approval will be turned away. Those without symptoms also will not be tested.

Individuals with priority fore testing include:

  • Adults aged 60 and older
  • Caregiver for elderly (aged 60 and older)
  • Caregiver for immune-compromised person
  • First responder who is critical to the epidemic response
  • Healthcare worker
  • Patient with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease
  • Work or live in a congregate setting

For more information, call the State of Georgia COVID-19 hotline at (844) 442-2681 or visit the City of Douglasville website at: www.DouglasvilleGA.gov.

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(1) comment

Puddinghead

Flaten the curve is all we hear. Well if only testing the ones who have or show signs of C19 then how r we gonna flaten the curve ? Ok those who do have it on dont know it. Are gonna continue to spread it . So if testing those who show signs of it get tested thats great. But those who have it and dont know it are spreading it around. Can u say wtf. Shouldnt most be tested? Lets say for example. I have it. And have no signs of it at all. Wouldnt that make me a pretty important person? My blood could be used as a vaccine or some kind of a antibody . if alrdy showing signs of of it thats a wasted test. Send em home to self quarantine if get worse go get medically treated. But not testing tjose who may have and not know it. And spreading it around.... Hmm wtf thats how u flatten the curve. Our brightest minds WOW. Im sure some are immuned and have no effects those are the ppl they need to have and test. Might just be a reason they r immune and there blood could be useful. All i can say is WOW WTF ppl.

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