JONESBORO Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

PRESS RELEASE:

Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Clayton County Fire & EmergencyServices (CCFES), and Clayton State University (CSU) have partnered to offer free COVID Testing to students of Clayton State University prior to leaving for the Thanksgiving Holiday
break. Those students who wish to be tested prior to leaving campus may do so by registering at the link provided on the information card given to students.

Testing will begin on Monday, November 16-November 17, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, will be reserved for a make-up day or for any lastminute tests for students that may have become symptomatic or are experiencing some level ofsymptoms prior to leaving the campus.

“There is no doubt that this is an ambitious task to accomplish in a very short period of time, but something that must be done to help protect not only our community, but other communities as well.” said Chairman Jeffrey E. Turner. “This would not be possible without the collaboration of Clayton County Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services and the staff at Clayton State
University.

“We are still committed to protecting the Clayton County community during this pandemic,” said CCFES Chief Landry Merkison. “This protection extends to the families of our Clayton State University students.” Tests conducted on Monday and Tuesday will be swab tests that will be sent to the lab at the Department of Public Health. Results will be sent directly to the student in approximately 24hours. Any tests that are conducted on Wednesday, whether for make-up or for symptomatic students, will be conducted by Abbott Rapid Test machines, so the results can be provided to the
student within 15 minutes.

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