Peach Bowl makes donation for COVID-19 screenings

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and players celebrate. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and players celebrate. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

The Peach Bowl has donated $1.09 million toward funding for COVID-19 screenings statewide in cooperation with Governor Brian Kemp, the college football bowl game announced Thursday.

The donation will help scale the telemedicine screening mobile application AU Health ExpressCare, developed by Augusta University Health System.

“At the core of the Peach Bowl’s mission is a desire to give back to our community in times of need, and there has never been a greater need in Georgia than there is right now as we fight this horrible virus together,” Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl CEO and president, said in a statement. “We are adding our support to the ongoing statewide effort so that every Georgian has access to screenings and testing as soon as possible.”

With the app, a provider will ask about common symptoms of infection and duration, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, as well as questions related to medical history and risk of virus exposure. Patients who screen positive will be scheduled for testing at their nearest drive-thru location. Those who screen negative will be provided their visit summary and directed for further evaluation and treatment.