Here are the steps to get tested for coronavirus in Georgia

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GEORGIA — There are now more options than ever if you need to get tested for coronavirus.

COVID-19 testing has expanded in Georgia, but you still need a referral.

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Here are a few simple ways to get one, according to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

  • Healthcare providers are continuing to provide referrals for #COVID19 testing. If you choose this option, remember to contact the provider to schedule an appointment so they can take proper precautions to keep others safe.
  • You can also call your local Health Department for a referral. Call one of the direct patient lines in this document for a screening, and, if necessary, they will refer you to the closest, most convenient site for you.
  • Augusta University Health provides 24/7 free virtual screenings on their website or on the AU Health ExpressCare app. You can learn more by visiting their website.
  • All symptomatic individuals are eligible, and health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care facility residents and staff are prioritized. If you have symptoms, isolate yourself away from others as much as possible. All testing is free.
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