Georgia: Don’t go to hospital for Covid tests
ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Georgia officials are trying to discourage people from going to the E-R to get a Covid test.
There has been a surge of testing since the Omicron variant has increased Covid cases.
But health officials want to keep emergency rooms open to treat people, not test them.
So unless you have severe symptoms, they are asking people to go to testing sites, primary care locations and clinics instead.
They have a list of testing sites in Georgia online.
They also want you to register online before going, to cut down on the lines.
Governor Kemp on Wednesday re-iterated that he will not force any closures or mask-mandates during the current surge.
He does repeat the people who have been vaccinated and boosted appear to be better protected.
The Governor reports that 60% of Georgians have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
But only 30% have had two doses plus a booster.
Governor Kemp, himself, has been both vaccinated and boosted.