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CVS opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Georgia Tech campus

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CVS opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Georgia Tech campus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Atlanta, GA – The state of Georgia and CVS have partnered to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Georgia Tech campus.

“Starting today [April 6], CVS will be operating drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing, offered by Abbott Laboratories, at a site on Georgia Tech’s campus,” Gov. Brian Kemp’s Office said. “At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day.”

The testing will occur at a parking deck on campus. There will be the capacity to handle multiple lanes of vehicles at once. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will oversee testing. The process will take 30 minutes from specimen collection to the delivery of results. Patients will need to pre-register by clicking here.

“Increased access to rapid testing remains one of our top priorities in order to identify more cases, get Georgians the care they need, and prevent further infection in our communities,” Gov. Kemp said in a press release. “This unique, public-private partnership will strengthen our testing capability as we continue to take the fight to COVID-19 in Georgia, and we are grateful for CVS Health’s support to stop the spread of the virus.”

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