"We want to be at the top of the leader board when it comes to states in per capita testing,"
Georgians continue to have trouble gaining access to tests. For instance, Fulton County’s one million people have only one health-department-run testing site, which can test about 70 people daily. A pilot effort between Georgia Tech and CVS Health can test an additional 700 daily, but it is not part of the state’s formal system.
“Obviously there’s a mismatch between testing capacity and the population of the area, hence the need to add additional sites,” said Dr. Phillip Coule, chief medical officer for the Augusta University Health System.
The four metro Atlanta locations are at the Decatur Armory in DeKalb County; Greenbriar Mall and Georgia State University in Fulton; and Kennesaw State University in Cobb County.