If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, follow the guidance. If you have questions, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 infection or if a healthcare provider or public health official has told you that COVID-19 infection is suspected, follow the guidance. If you have questions, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).
Testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not.
You should isolate yourself while you wait for test results. During the waiting period for your test results, it is essential to remain at home and away from other family members as much as possible to prevent the possible spread of COVID.
When you get tested:
If you do not, your results may be less likely to correctly indicate whether you have COVID-19 or not.
Key times to get tested:
For guidance on using tests to determine which mitigations are recommended as you recover from COVID-19, go to Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.
Viral tests look for a current infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by testing specimens from your nose or mouth. There are two main types of viral tests: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and antigen tests. In certain circumstances, one test type may be recommended over the other. All tests should be performed following FDA’s requirements.
*Self-tests, or at-home tests, are usually antigen tests that can be taken anywhere without having to go to a specific testing site. Follow FDA and manufacturer’s instructions, including for the number of times you may need to test. Multiple negative test results increase the confidence that you are not infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Even with a negative test result, continue to practice standard safety protocol.
Use Vaccines.gov to find COVID-19 vax, boosters & flu shots at a location near you.
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 7 PM ET
Saturday – Sunday 8 AM – 1:30 PM ET
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CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and the updated booster.
Georgia residents who are currently sick, shut-in or homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home.
Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov or call (888) 572-0112 with the following information for the person who requires at-home vaccination:
GA COVID-19 Hotline: This hotline is for questions about COVID-19 and COVID vaccine only, not for scheduling appointments for vaccination... (888) 357-0169
ALL ABOVE INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM: https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting