State partners with Walmart to provide mobile testing unit

Here's how new coronavirus testing in Georgia works

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday that Walmart is partnering with the state to offer mobile coronavirus testing to rural parts of Georgia.

A new mobile testing unit will begin traveling between Augusta, Milledgeville and Tifton starting on Monday.

“This mobile unit will be a game-changing step in our efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 across Georgia,” said Kemp. “Increased testing is critical as we continue the measured process of safely reopening parts of our state.”

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The unit, which is also supported by eTrueNorth, will test Georgians with symptoms of COVID-19. All first responders and health care providers can also get tested, whether or not they are showing symptoms.

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Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedACOVID19test.com.

The schedule for the mobile COVID-19 testing unit can be found below:

Augusta: Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., weather permitting. Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 4335 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815

Milledgeville: Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., weather permitting. Located directly across Lawrence Road from 240 Lawrence Road, Milledgeville, Georgia 31062

Tifton: Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m - 3 p.m. weather permitting. Tift County National Guard Armory, 3111 U.S. 41 S, Tifton, GA 31794

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