Kemp: Georgia COVID-19 testing soon to increase to estimated 3,000 tests daily

STAFF REPORT ::: Testing for COVID-19 in Georgia will soon significantly ramp up. According to a press release issued by Governor Brian Kemp announced a laboratory surge capacity plan to quickly increase the availability of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This initiative leverages the collective laboratory resources under the University System of Georgia, the Georgia […]

Nine COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spalding County

STAFF REPORT ::: The Department of Public Health is now reporting there are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spalding County. The most recent update of the DPH daily status report at noon listed five cases. These nine contribute to a total of 184 confirmed cases in DPH District 4, which includes Butts, Carroll, Coweta, […]

COVID-19 testing must be prioritized, medical resources conserved, Georgia officials say

STAFF REPORT ::: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the state of Georgia, questions abound regarding testing for this newest strain of coronavirus. Today, a joint statement about the prioritization of testing was released by Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the […]

Two Gordon State College students quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: Two Gordon State College students may have been exposed to COVID-19 at an off-campus work location. The Georgia Department of Public Health is expediting testing on the students to determine if they have acquired the viral infection. According to a statement from GSC President Kirk A. Nooks, the students are currently quarantined […]

Kemp: Sources of infection unknown in four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a statement released by the office of Governor Brian Kemp, four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Georgia patients, and the Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmatory testing. Testing was completed today at the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and the results have been submitted […]

34 people on cruise ship off California coast to be quarantined in Georgia

STAFF REPORT ::: Dozens of passengers who have been onboard a cruise ship off the California coast will soon be in Georgia, where they will be quarantined and undergo testing for COVID-19, the illness caused by the latest strain of coronavirus. Governor Brian Kemp has announced that 34 Georgians will be transferred from that ship […]