|Andrew Cauthen||Quinn Hudson|
|Communications Manager||Chief Communications Officer|
|404-371-2806 (o)||404-371-2813 (o)|
|470-553-4408 (c)||470-522-8923 (c)|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2021
DeKalb Distributing 5000 At-Home COVID Rapid Test Kits to Residents
DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond announced today that the county will begin distributing 5,000 at-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to residents starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thurs., December 30, at three locations as follows:
- South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur 30034
- North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur 30033
- Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Hwy., Atlanta 30345
“DeKalb County residents are waiting for hours in long lines to be tested for the COVID-19 virus,” said CEO Thurmond. “This is unacceptable. Our goal is to reduce the frustration and anxiety growing out of the shortage of COVID-19 testing resources and options.”
Residents will be able to remain in their vehicles when receiving at-home test kits, and walk-ups are welcome. The number of test kits will be limited to 1 per person. Distribution will begin at 9:00 am and continue until supplies are exhausted.
This at-home COVID-19 rapid test kit distribution is in partnership with the DeKalb Board of Commissioners and MedCura Health.
For more information about the county’s response to COVID-19, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.