Less than a dozen show up at Sparta COVID-19 testing site

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mercer Medicine hosted a COVID-19 testing site in Sparta Thursday.

Only nine people showed up during the three-hour clinic, which was held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Dr. Diana Homeier, a family medicine specialist with Mercer Medicine, says the low turnout highlights the need for greater access to healthcare in rural areas. 

“People need more access to information about healthcare, transportation to healthcare,” Homeier said. “And I love the fact that Mercer is trying to bring that out to the community.”

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