Free COVID-19 tests to be offered Saturday near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta church

Through a partnership between Los Angeles-based CORE Response, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Project South, two free COVID-19 testing centers will open Saturday in Atlanta.

One of the pop-up centers will be the Home Depot Backyard adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., CORE said in a news release.

The other will operate at Victory Outreach Church in southwest Atlanta from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Tests will be available for everyone, the release said. They are conducted orally, and results will be returned within three to five business days.

No identification is required. Those who are interested can register on-site, but pre-registration is preferred. That can be done online at

“Testing saves lives and is crucial for communities to safely reopen,” CORE co-founder Sean Penn said in the release. “With a decade of experience in helping vulnerable communities impacted by disasters, CORE is committed to activating and empowering the local communities it serves to help overcome crises.”

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CORE previously offered free testing sites in Atlanta on April 30, reported at the time. A testing site was also opened May 4 at the Mutual Air Liberation Center next to Carver High School.

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