DeKalb County pausing COVID-19 testing at Piney Grove site on May 10DeKalb Fire Rescue Paramedic Carlos Perez takes a specimen at the DeKalb County Board of Health COVID-19 testing site located in the parking lot of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, July 21, 2020. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County’s Board of Health has announced it is pausing COVID-19 testing at the Greater Piney Grove site on May 10.
The pause is due to an event being held at this site.
“Regular operations will resume on Wednesday, May 12, as the site is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” the announcement from the Health Board says. “COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required. For more resources and information about COVID-19, visit the DeKalb County Board of Health’s COVID-19 website at dekalbhealth.net/covid-19 or call 404-294-3700, Option 1.”
The DeKalb County Board of Health began offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines at its Doraville and Stonecrest COVID-19 vaccination sites on Monday, May 3. For more information about that, click here.
To schedule a vaccine, visit https://myvaccinegeorgia.com/ or visit https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site to find a vaccination site.
The state of Georgia has a coronavirus hotline.
According to the Department of Public Health, “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. Hotline: (844) 442-2681.”
Coronavirus symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure and include:
– Shortness of breath
The CDC says the following symptoms require emergency medical attention:
– Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
– Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
– New confusion or inability to arouse
– Bluish lips or face
Here are the recommendations on coronavirus prevention from the DeKalb County Board of Health:
– Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
– Wear a mask in public.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Stay home when you are sick.
– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For more information from the Centers for Disease Control, click here.
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