05.22.20

More COVID-19 Tests Coming to Georgia

Folks, I’ve got some great news to share.

The White House announced that Georgia has been awarded $260 million in federal funding to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in the state.

This funding was authorized through the CARES Act and is being distributed to the state right now.

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Testing is a critical element of our phased approach to get America back to work.

The awarded funds will be used to develop, purchase, administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests, as well as help trace contact-related activities.

As we continue to gradually reopen the economy, we must ensure our healthcare system has the testing capabilities and resources necessary to identify and contain COVID-19.

This federal support will help us reach that goal. 

On a closing note, I wanted to share some additional testing news from around the state:

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P.S. - Georgians interested in getting tested for COVID-19 can download the Augusta University ExpressCare app at augustahealth.org, or call 706-721-1852. Appointments for the CVS COVID-19 testing sites can be scheduled at CVS.com.