Atlanta Public Schools opening COVID-19 testing site for students, faculty

An Atlanta high school will host walk-up COVID-19 testing at noon on Thursday, a spokesperson from Atlanta Public Schools said. 

Frederick Douglass High School at 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive will host a testing site where any students, faculty, support staff and family members can receive a drive-through test for no charge. 

An Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson said people receiving tests have the option for a second test using a new method. This second free test will help researchers develop test-at-home technologies. 

Each person tested receives a gift card, the spokesperson said.

APS is partnering with Viral Solutions and pediatric researchers from Emory University and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta to host the testing site. 

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