Don’t Go To Hospital For COVID Tests!

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Statement from Piedmont Newnan Hospital:

“There is no doubt the fifth wave of the pandemic is upon us with the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and PCR-Positivity Rate, both locally in Coweta County and across the state of Georgia, according to Nicole Dillon, spokesperson for Piedmont Newnan.

“With the Omicron variant now being the predominant variant and spreading rapidly, Piedmont Newnan is seeing large volumes of patients coming to our Emergency Department seeking COVID-19 testing,” she added. “Piedmont’s Emergency Department is a place for those seeking examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition, and not a site for routine COVID testing.

“If you are seeking a routine COVID-19 test, find a location near you by entering your zip code on the website hhs.gov. As always, if you are in need of immediate medical attention, however, we encourage you to seek care without delay. “

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