Officials Partner with Churches to Offer More Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing

The Fulton County Board of Health has partnered with local churches and members of South Fulton’s City Council to offer more drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing.

Councilmembers Carmalitha Gumbs and Helen Z. Willis will join Pastor Dr. Gregory Pollard to host two free testing events at The Enon Church, 3550 Enon Road. The events will be held on July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hot meals will also be provided.

“The numbers are going up nationwide,” said Councilmember Willis at a recent testing event at Welcome All Park. “We need you to get tested.”

Councilmember Corey Reeves will also host three upcoming testing events. Testing will be held on: July 7 at Living Hope Christian Fellowship, 5885 Mallory Road; July 14 at Calvary Impact Missionary Baptist Church, 5445 Buffington Road; and July 16 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 3725 Flat Shoals Road.

Results are available within two to four days. The testing is open to anyone, regardless of symptoms or risk factors. Those who wish to be tested are encouraged to call ahead at 404-613-8150, but advanced registration is not required. Masks are also encouraged.

As of July 5, there were 95,516 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia, and 2,860 deaths. There have been 8,652 confirmed cases and 314 deaths in Fulton County alone. More information about additional testing sites is available on the Fulton County website.

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