RINGGOLD _ Catoosa County Board of Commissioners announced a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health (GADPH) to provide drive through COVID-19 testing at no cost to Georgia residents at The Colonnade beginning Wednesday, August 25. Testing will continue each Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The test is a PCR test performed by a nasal swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if they are fully vaccinated.
There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/. For those without internet access, assistance with registration by telephone is available at 919-351-6256.
Testing is provided by GADPH partner MAKO Medical, which will provide test results within two to three days by either signing up for their portal at https://mako.luminatehealth.com or by opting for notification via text message during the registration process.
The Colonnade is located at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.