FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2021
Eric Nickens, Jr.
Marketing & Business Dev. Manager/Health District PIO
(404) 294-3829 office / (470) 522-1485 cell
Board of Health to Suspend COVID-19 Testing Through Saturday
DECATUR, Ga. – Due to increased demand to quickly provide vaccines to healthcare workers during the
current COVID-19 vaccination phase, the DeKalb County Board of Health is cancelling all scheduled
COVID-19 testing appointments through Saturday, as it shifts its immediate focus to vaccination of healthcare
workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents.
Those individuals who had appointments scheduled have been notified and provided options to reschedule
next week or register for testing at another location, including testing sites in neighboring counties.
Beginning Monday, the following site will solely be dedicated to COVID-19 testing:
Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church
1879 Glenwood Ave. SE
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
Appointments and registration for COVID-19 testing is required and available online. To ensure testing
resources are available for individuals who have pre-registered for testing on their scheduled date and time,
pre-registrations will be verified to ensure that the appointment date matches the actual day. Individuals
scheduled for a future date will be asked to return on their scheduled day. COVID-19 testing is free and open
to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required.
Also, on Monday, the BrandsMart USA site in Doraville and the former Sam’s Club site in Stonecrest will shift
to COVID-19 vaccination for the current phase at that time (adults age 65 and older, as well as their
caretakers). Details regarding vaccination hours and registration will be released later this week.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit
dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine or call 888-357-0169.
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DeKalb County Board of Health
445 Winn Way – Box 987
Decatur, GA 30031
404.294.3700 • dekalbhealth.net