ICYMI: CVS, Augusta University, and Sharecare Support Increased COVID-19 Testing in Georgia
Atlanta, GA - On Thursday, May 21, Governor Kemp announced new initiatives and partnerships with the private sector and Augusta University to continue ramping up COVID-19 testing across Georgia.
CVS Health Opens 23 New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Georgia as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Response
Governor Kemp joined CVS to announce new rapid COVID-19 testing sites in Georgia. Building on the company’s comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will open twenty-three new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across the state. The opening of additional test sites across the state and country will be announced by the end of the month.
“Our friends in the private sector continue to play a critical role in our efforts to ramp up COVID-19 testing and ensure access for all Georgians,” said Governor Kemp. “CVS Health has been a tremendous partner in this fight, and we are grateful for their continued commitment to Georgia as they expand testing in communities throughout our state.”
A complete list of CVS Pharmacy Drive-thru test sites can be found here. More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for health care providers and clinicians facing financial and administrative strain, is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.
Sharecare Partners with Augusta University to Support AU Health ExpressCare App
On Thursday, May 21, Augusta University announced a partnership with Sharecare, the state’s official wellness vendor. Through the Well-Being Georgia website, Sharecare will help members of the State Health Benefit Plan access vital tools and resources to keep their families safe and sound. This website drives traffic to the AU Health ExpressCare app for free virtual COVID-19 screenings, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with no appointment and no cost required.
"Several Georgia companies have partnered with Augusta University to help accomplish their mission of expanding access to testing for Georgians in the fight against COVID-19," said Governor Kemp. "We are so grateful for these types of partnerships that help us move the needle as we face COVID-19 head on."