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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: March 22, 2022

New Hours for Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at Mitchell Bridge Road

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Effective Monday, March 21, 2022, the hours for the drive-through testing site operated by Mako Medical have changed. The site is operated in partnership with the Northeast Health District and the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government out of the old fire station located at 3500 Atlanta Highway with the entrance on Mitchell Bridge Road.

Testing at the Mitchell Bridge location will continue to be available during the following hours: 

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday from 8:00 AM to Noon

There is no out-of-pocket cost for COVID-19 testing at this site. Insurance information is requested if available, but insurance is not required and there is no cost to the person being tested, regardless of insurance status. Pre-registration is highly encouraged prior to arriving at the testing site to reduce wait times. Anyone wanting to be tested can pre-register by visiting: northeasthealthdistrict.com/covidtesting.

DPH recommends that everyone five years and older be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that everyone ages 18 and older get a booster shot at least two months after their initial J&J/Janssen vaccine or five months after completing their primary Pfizer or Moderna series. Children 12 to 17 years of age should also get a Pfizer booster five months after completing the initial Pfizer series.

Vaccines slow the spread of COVID-19, reduce the likelihood of new variants, and are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.  With high levels of community transmission, wearing a mask in indoor public settings is also recommended, even for individuals who are fully vaccinated.

To find DPH partner testing locations or commercial testing sites in Georgia, visit: 
https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting
 
To order free at-home COVID-19 tests, visit:
https://www.covidtests.gov/

For local COVID-19 information including vaccine providers, visit:
https://publichealthathens.com/wp/programs/infectious-disease/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

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