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Free, Active COVID-19 Testing Next Two Thursdays in Dade

Free testing for COVID-19 is being offered through the Georgia Department of Public Health in Dade on Thursday, May 7 and Thursday, May 14.

The drive-thru testing being offered will be the swab test for active COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you could qualify for the free testing. Dade EMA Director Alex Case said those seeking testing must call (706) 802-5329 to register for the testing. They will be given a number by the Department of Public Health to be presented at the testing site.

Originally the testing was to be held at the Dade County High School, but due to logistics has been moved to the Dade County sports complex at 9620 Highway 11. Those who are being tested need to enter the main entrance in front of the ballfields, and follow signs and arrows thru the testing site. All testing and verification will be done while you remain in your car. Testing will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. No new patients will be accepted after 4 p.m. as testing has to be shipped back to the Walker County site for processing within a certain amount of time.

More information, including a map of the testing site, can be found at www.dadecounty-ga.gov under testing site.