In this weekly COVID report, Bulloch County’s risk status remains HIGH by COVIDACTNOW and CDC tracker. Georgia’s statewide status also remains at HIGH.
This increase was anticipated with the return of school and return of Georgia Southern students. Hospitalizations remain low at EGRMC. While hospitalizations remain low, the CDC recommends masking indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
High risk individuals and citizens who may be in contact with them, including the elderly, should take extra precautions and consider avoiding crowds and wearing a mask when out in public for the next few weeks.
We have added CDC COVID Data Tracker to give readers real time information on COVID in Bulloch County. Even though we are only updating weekly, on Monday’s at this time, you can refer back to this story to access this real time tracker at any time.
Below the CDC tracker we have a direct link to the Georgia DPH Daily Report. This will provide you data and updates from GA DPH.
Georgia DPH Information
4 Free Test Kits Per Home from U.S. Government
Every home in the U.S. can now order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.
Rapid Antigen COVID Testing:
At-home COVID test are available at local pharmacies.
All urgent care centers and most doctors’ offices and pharmacies have rapid testing capability. However, these are not free. Insurance will cover the test if it is performed in a doctors office or urgent care center.
Insurance will not pay for tests done in a pharmacy. Tests begin at $75. You get the results in about 15 minutes for rapid tests.
EGRMC IS NOT DOING COIVD TESTING AT THE HOSPITAL OR IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
FREE COVID PCR TESTING IN STATESBORO
GA DPH COVID TESTING KIOSK at SFD
Pre-Register by clicking here
Kiosk located outside of the Statesboro Fire Department at 24 East Grady Street. SFD only offers housing for the kiosk. They have no information and can provide no assistance in the operation of the kiosk. Watch the video below or call the DPH Testing Kiosk hotline at 800-402-0000.
The Southeast Health District has expanded FREE COVID-19 testing at the downtown Statesboro location to daily testing. The testing location is in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill St and Courtland Street under a white drive thru tent.
Test are available now Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Last Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF FREE VACCINE LOCATIONS – Please get vaccinated today
About This Report:
A special thanks to Dr. Frank Davis, M.D. F.A.C.S, a retired trauma surgeon who lives in Bulloch County. He has worked closely with the Grice Connect team to design the COVID-19 dashboard featured in the weekly COVID report and provide brief interpretation of the data. You will be seeing and hearing more from Dr. Davis as an important member of the GC team. We will continue to update the weekly COVID report and adapt the data in this report to make it relevant.
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