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Gov. Kemp urges Georgians to get tested after Labor Day weekend

Gov. Kemp urges Georgians to get tested after Labor Day weekend
Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 21:19:05-04

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Governor Brian P. Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health are asking all Georgians, especially those who may have participated in large gatherings over the Labor Day holiday weekend, to schedule a COVID-19 test at one of the Georgia Department of Public Health's more than 180 testing locations.

"Last week, we traveled the state asking Georgians to follow public health guidance and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 over the Labor Day Weekend," said Kemp. "To prevent increased community spread following the holiday weekend, we are asking all Georgians who participated in gatherings, were not able to socially distance, or who may have been exposed to the virus to schedule a COVID-19 test. To stop the spread of COVID-19, Georgians must be part of the solution and not the problem, as we have said from the beginning. By scheduling a test and continuing to do Four Things for Fall, we can keep Georgia on the right track in the fight with COVID-19 and continue protecting lives and livelihoods."

Dr. Toomey also recommends that all Georgian schedule a flu shot, saying thee two steps can mitigate community spread and keep Georgians healthy.