COVID-19 test site now available in Henry County

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The Department of Public Health continues to open additional testing sites for the COVID-19 virus, most recently adding a site in Henry County. The test site started seeing patients on Wednesday, April 22.

DPH will test any symptomatic individual. They are also testing any health care workers, first responders, law enforcement and long-term care facility residents and staff regardless of whether they are or are not symptomatic.

Those wishing to be tested MUST CALL the Clinical Call Center to answer a few questions and to get a PUI # and an appointment time. You WILL NOT be seen without the PUI # and appointment.

The screening number is 1-800-847-4262. Test results are generally available after 48–72 hours.

Breakdown of Confirmed Cases

Henry County Chair June Wood and the four cities held a virtual town hall on Thursday morning. During the forum, the Department of Public Health provided a breakdown of Henry County cases:

  • Ellenwood – 12
  • Fortson – 2
  • Hampton – 52
  • Jenkinsburg – 1
  • Jonesboro – 4
  • Locust Grove – 40
  • McDonough – 182
  • Rex – 4
  • Stockbridge – 91
  • Total – 388

Please note these numbers are as of Wednesday evening and will change with time. The state website provides an update twice daily broken down by county of residence.

Henry County residents may visit https://www.co.henry.ga.us/Residents/COVID-19 for the most recent information regarding the county government, closures and cancellations, and health resources during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The test site is located at Heritage Senior Center in McDonough. All Henry County senior centers are currently closed to answer those that may have concerns about their operations. Do NOT visit the test site unless you have been given a PUI # and appointment time.

2 thoughts on “COVID-19 test site now available in Henry County

  1. Are the tests administered in outside tents, or do those who are tested gave access to restrooms and where the Meals on Wheels are prepared?

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    1. Other testing sites are administered outside with patients remaining in their vehicles and I expect the set-up to be similar in McDonough. You can follow up with either the county government or Department of Public Health to be certain.

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