New COVID-19 mega-testing site now open near Atlanta airport

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A mega-testing site at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is now open for anyone to get tested for COVID-19.

The testing site will be in one of the new north parking lots and will be able to test up to 5,000 people per day.

The site at 1800 Sullivan Road will be open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Aug. 10 - 26. Testing is available for all Georgians regardless of symptoms, but appointments and online registrations are recommended.

Governor Brian Kemp joined the U.S Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, as the new testing site opened.

With fewer travelers, the airport offered up an unused, newly built covered parking lot for the testing site.

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Officials are calling it a surge site because it will only be open for the next two weeks.

“DHS and the White House task force has designated Atlanta as a hot spot,” said Fulton County Health Director Dr. Lynn Paxton.

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Fulton County Commissioners said they hope to test thousands daily.

“The only thing I know for sure is 12 days, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport, and testing I think up to 5,000,” said Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts.

To register online and to make an appointment go to https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/ (Note: appointments limited to 500 on first day only).

Tests are free and results will be available in 48-72 hours.

“This testing will go until August 26th. And the results will be back with 48-72 hours and for the residents of Georgia. The cost is free,” said Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager John Selden.

Tests are done by nasal swab and are self-administered.