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Georgia to open COVID-19 ‘mega testing’ sites beginning Monday

METRO ATLANTA — In light of the run of people looking to get tested to see if they have COVID-19, Georgia’s Department of Public Health announced Friday they are opening two new “mega testing” sites in metro Atlanta.

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One location will be at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County, located at 1295 Al Bishop Drive near Marietta. The other location is at 2994 Turner Hill Road in Stonecrest near the mall.

The two counties and DPH have teamed up with Viral Solutions to open the sites, which are by appointment only at this time. You can go to the Viral Solutions website to register for a time and location.

The company said the tests will be administered by medical staff using a nasal swab, and that everyone who is tested will be given information on site on how to receive the results of their PCR tests.

Viral Solutions said the tests are free, but they will bill your insurance company if it is available.

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The sites will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 6 p.m and Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sites will be closed from 12:30 p.m to 1 p.m. for a lunch break.

If you aren’t able to get to one of these locations, the Department of Public Health encourages you to check their website for a location near you.

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