Free COVID-19 testing set for weekend

DALTON – The Whitfield County Health Department will provide free COVID-19 testing in Dalton this Saturday and Sunday. Testing is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday and begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The criteria for COVID-19 testing has expanded even further in Georgia. These residents are now eligible for free testing by public health:

  • Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, such as:
  • Fever,
  • Felt feverish
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Other
  • Anyone who does or does not have COVID-19 symptoms and is also one of the following:
  • Health care worker
  • First responder
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Resident or worker in a long-
  •  Term care facility
  • Resident or worker in a congregate setting
  • Critical infrastructure worker, such as:
  • Grocery store or restaurant worker
  • Utility worker
  • Truck driver
  •  Airline crew member
  •  To register for Free COVID-19 testing by public health in North Georgia, you must first call this toll-free number to be given an appointment: 1-888-881-1474.
  • The Whitfield County Health Department is located at 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720.
  • For more information about COVID-19 and free public health testing locally and statewide, go to the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org.

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