Atlanta Holds Free Testing Event Geared For Protesters

Mark Hand

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is offering free coronavirus testing at the Chosewood Arts Complex from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday. The city said the testing is geared for protesters and other members of the Atlanta community who have been among large crowds in recent days.

The Chosewood Arts Complex is off McDonough Boulevard in southeast Atlanta. The address is 420 McDonough Blvd. SE.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been encouraging anyone who protested or has been in large crowds lately to get tested. The mayor said she was tested for the coronavirus Friday, the day after she participated in a protest, WSB-TV reported Saturday.

As of Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health had reported 50,621 positive cases of the coronavirus and 2,174 deaths.

On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp called for people who have been in large crowds to get tested for the coronavirus. “I encourage all law enforcement along with those who are participating in the demonstrations to get tested immediately,” Kemp said Tuesday.

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This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Patch