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Free COVID-19 testing coming to Liberty, Long and McIntosh
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 The Coastal Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing closer to home for residents in some rural areas of coastal Georgia, according to a press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Here's the release: 

A mobile specimen collection center will visit the following locations for one-day testing opportunities: 

 Tuesday, May 5, 8:30-11:30 am. at Cornelia Jackson Memorial Park, 201 15th Street in Woodbine

  Tuesday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. at the McIntosh County Health Dept. at 1335 Hwy 57 in Townsend

  Thursday, May 7, 8:30-11:30 at the Shuman Gym Parking Lot at James Brown Park, 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville

 Thursday, May 7, 1-4 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School parking lot, 1530 Georgia Hwy 57 in Ludowici 

 Friday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Library parking lot at 810 Georgia Hwy 119 in Springfield COVID-19 testing through the Coastal Health District is free and most people will qualify for a test. 

It takes about 5 minutes to swab your nose for the test, and results are available in a few days. 

No appointment is needed for these mobile testing sites. Call the Coastal Health District’s COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 1-912-230-9744 with questions. 

The center takes calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The existing specimen collection sites in Savannah and Brunswick will continue to serve clients from all areas by appointment only. More information is available at

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