Health District offers self-administered COVID tests at all locations

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Starting December 7, North Central Health District plans to offer self-administered COVID tests at their 13 testing sites.

Public information officer Michael Hokanson says the tests are more cost-effective. They also help reduce the risk of infection for the healthcare providers who perform the tests.

The health district previously offered nasopharyngeal swab testing administered by healthcare providers at the testing sites.

Steps to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and then dispose of the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is unavailable sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Keep 6 feet between yourself and others when out in public, and avoid crowds.
  • Where a face mask or cloth face covering when social distancing is not possible.


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