Pop-up COVID-19 tests for Cobb and Douglas counties

Sign in front of Cobb & Douglas Public Health on County Services Parkway in article about Cobb & Douglas Public Health hiring

Cobb & Douglas Public Health released the schedule for free pop-up COVID-19 tests for the coming week.

Here is the text of their announcement:

NEW Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing for Week of Aug. 24

Cobb & Douglas Public Health and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) have teamed up to offer free pop-up COVID-19 testing.

Pre-registration is preferred. Visit: www.CDPHcovid19testing.org.

Tuesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 27
Riverside EpiCenter
135 Riverside Pkwy
Austell, GA 30168

1:00 -7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 27
Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw Campus
(Old BrandSmart Lot)
3305 Busbee Drive NW 
Kennesaw, GA 30144
8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26 and Friday, August 28
Douglasville Town Center
5989 Stewart Parkway
Douglasville, GA  30135

1:00 -7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 28
Kennesaw State University – Marietta Campus
643 Clair Harris Road 
Marietta, GA 30060 
8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29
Word Of Faith Family Worship Cathedral
212 Riverside Parkway
Austell, GA 30168

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CDPH also has testing sites at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County and at the Douglas Public Health Center in Douglas County.

ANYONE can now be tested for FREE, regardless of symptoms. To be tested, you must submit an online testing referral form.

For more background on Georgia’s COVID-19 crisis

The daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health is posted daily at 3 p.m.

In addition to the total confirmed cases, hospitalization and death, the report includes other information such as demographic breakdown by race/ethnicity, sex and age.

You can also download the data in CSV format at this link, so you can open it in a spreadsheet and build different views of the data yourself.

There is also a guide to understanding the data here.

The Georgia Department of Public Health describes the data collection process as follows:

The Daily Status Report is updated once daily at 3 p.m. Data are reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) from numerous labs, hospitals and providers in various ways.

Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELR) are data files transmitted to DPH that contain patient identifiers, test information and results. Individual “case” reports may also be submitted through DPH’s secure web portal, SendSS, from healthcare providers and other required reporters. These reports often contain more specific patient information. In either reporting scenario, data may be incomplete.

Data displayed on the DPH Daily Status Report reflect the information transmitted to DPH, but may not reflect all current tests or cases due to timing of testing and data reporting