Cases of the new coronavirus in Georgia continued to climb.
For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.
Georgia has opened at least 13 drive-thru locations for coronavirus testing and plans more.
Kemp says priority for tests is being given to those at highest risk — the elderly, people who already have chronic illnesses, those in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities and first responders such as paramedics.
“To be tested at one of these locations, you must have a referral from a medical provider,” Kemp said. “Tests are limited to elderly Georgians, members of the law enforcement community, first responders, long-term care facility residents and staff as well as health care workers. We must protect those who are protecting us and that is why we have these testing sites in strategic locations around the state.”
Testing sites around the state will be located in Cartersville, Rome, Dalton, Woodstock, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Morrow, Newnan, Dublin, Warner Robbins, Augusta, Columbus, Valdosta, Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Brunswick, Savannah and Athens.
We hope everyone is social distancing and staying safe, but if you must travel for essential needs A-1 wants you to practice good defensive driving skills.
Defensive drivers are able to avoid dangers on the road by using their safe driving practices.
Tips for defensive driving:
- Plan ahead for the unexpected.
- Be able to control speed
- Be Prepared to react to other drivers
- Do not expect the other driver to do what you think he or she should do
- Respect other users of the roadway.
- Be aware of driving in special road and weather conditions
- Be alert and avoid distratcions, e.g., cell phone use, eating.
Take Your Class, Virtually!
Because of COVID-19, all A-1 Driving School classes have been approved by the Georgia Department of Driver Services to be offered virtually.