AFD offering free coronavirus testing again this Friday


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AUGUSTA, Ga., (WJBF) –After testing more than 600 people for COVID-19 within a week, the Augusta Fire Department/EMA is expanding public testing by holding its 3rd event on May 22nd at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Olive Rd.

Last Friday, Augusta Fire/EMA tested 368 people for the coronavirus. That total eclipsed the previous single-day testing record of 267 set by Augusta Fire/EMA the previous week.

“The people of Augusta continue to come out and take advantage of these events, which is a great thing “We will continue to target overlooked neighborhoods and give people access to testing for this dangerous virus.”

Augusta Fire Chief/EMA Director Christopher E. James

To pre-register for a test individuals can call 311. For individuals outside of Richmond County, 311 can be reached by calling (706) 821-2300.

Walk-ups and those who have not pre-registered will be accepted, but should expect a longer wait.

Full details are:

  • Free Public COVID-19 Testing
  • Good Shepherd Baptist Church
  • 1714 Olive Rd.
  • May 22nd
  • 10 a.m. –2 p.m.

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