This isolation and monitoring site for coronavirus patients at Hard Labor Creek State Park has been closed. But a new state quarantine site near Forsyth has opened. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Georgia closes isolation, monitoring site for coronavirus patients

Georgia has closed its isolation and monitoring site for coronavirus patients at Hard Labor Creek State Park and opened a new quarantine location near Forsyth.

Now ready but still vacant, the new site on the campus of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Monroe County has space for up to 40 patients, according to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. It is reserved for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who have no place to isolate themselves.

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Two COVID-19 patients stayed at Hard Labor Creek State Park – about 50 miles east of Atlanta – before it was shut down. One of them, Joey Camp of Canton, remained in isolation there for several days before state health officials sent him home.

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