Rockdale County Public Schools were the first district in Georgia to offer free COVID-19 tests to all employees, students and their parents or guardians in the district, and they are continuing to do so throughout the summer.
The testing is in partnership with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, Inc., a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to medical pediatric care in school communities, according to their website. By providing free tests to students and employees, the district seeks to mitigate the risks COVID-19 presents to the community, according to RCPS’ website.
The district held a vaccination clinic Wednesday as part of their COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The clinic included the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the Tdap and meningitis vaccines — which are required for incoming 11th and seventh graders according to Georgia state law.
All summer testing will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows: June 28 at C.J. Hicks Elementary School, July 19 and July 21 at Salem High School, July 26 and July 28 at Heritage High School, and Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at Rockdale County High School.
Those getting tested should pre-register at http://www.freecovidtesting.us/. Walk-ups and drive-ups are welcome, according to the website. Testing will take place in a drive-thru format.
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