Mobile COVID-19 testing unit rolls out Monday

​A mobile COVID-19 testing project rolls out Monday in Georgia's rural communities.

Drive-thru sites will rotate among three Georgia cities, including Augusta, Milledgeville, and Tifton. 

​Governor Brian Kemp’s office said the unit will test Georgians exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, as well as all health care providers and first responders.

The tests will be administered in a drive-thru fashion with patients self-swabbing their nasal cavities in the comforts of their own car while trained medical professionals watch.

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The state has ranked in the bottom nationally in per capita testing, and is still a work in progress.

This weekend, Dawson County started ramping up testing. The county opened a specimen collection site at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville.  ​

Restrictions on who is able to be tested have been loosened statewide.

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From now on, anyone showing symptoms is eligible, so long as he or she has a referral from a doctor or local health department. ​

Appointments for the mobile unit can be made at