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Augusta U. to play key role in Georgia COVID response



AUGUSTA, Ga. – As the state of Georgia attempts to increase the number of COVID-19 tests it conducts each day, Augusta University is taking a central role. The university and Augusta University Health System have been tapped to serve as the command center for scheduling coronavirus tests for those who report symptoms through its app and hotline. The Georgia National Guard is assisting at the command center, placing phone calls to patients who’ve met the qualifications for testing. Once samples are collected and tested across the state, the results are fed back to the university, which notifies patients within 72 hours.