The cumulative number of reported cases in the West Central Health District is 11,635. The number of cases in the last two weeks is 928. The number of deaths from the virus currently stands at 352.
the last 2 wks.
|Deaths||County||Cases||Cases in the last 2 wks.||Deaths|
For more information, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
Anyone wishing to be tested should register by visiting www.westcentralhealthdistrict.com, or calling the West Central Health District COVID-19 Call Center, at 706-321-6300, Option 1. There is no charge for testing at any location.
When to get tested:
If a person has been exposed (in close contact for more than 15 minutes) to someone who tested positive for Covid-19, but does not have symptoms, that person should remain in quarantine for 14 days, and wait at least 10 days to be tested. If a person is symptomatic, or symptoms begin before day 10, then that person should be tested at that time. Please note that even if your test results are negative, you still must remain in quarantine for the entire 14 days.
Testing is held in the parking lot behind the former Columbus Health Department, on 11th Avenue and Center Street.
Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, September 19th 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Off-site testing will be at the office of Dr. Jacqueline Owusu, 5401 Gunboat Dr., Ste. 27, Columbus.
Saturday, September 19th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 20th 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Drive-thru testing at all County Health Departments, *weather permitting*:
|Chattahoochee Cusseta||Tuesday and Thursday
Every other Monday
|10:00 am to 12:00 pm||706-989-3663|
|Wednesday – No Testing week of Sept. 21st||10:00 am to 12:00 pm||229-768-2355|
J.R Dowdy Building, 1129 N 5th Street, Cordele
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday
|8:30 am to 11:00 am||229-276-2680|
|Monday, Wednesday, and Friday||7:00 am to 10:00 am||229-268-4725|
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||9:00 am to 11:30 am||706-628-5037|
|Tuesday and Thursday||8:30 am to 10:30 am||478-472-8121|
|Monday and Wednesday||9:00 am to 12:00 pm||229-649-5664|
|Tuesday – No Testing week of Sept. 21st||10:00 am to 12:00 pm||229-334-3697|
|Monday and Thursday No Testing week of Sept. 21st||10:00 am to 12:00 pm||229-732-2414|
|Monday and Tuesday||9:00 am to 11:00 am||229-937-2208|
|Wednesday and Friday||10:00 am to 12:00 pm||229-838-4859|
|Monday, Wednesday, and Friday||9:00 am to 11:00 am||229-924-3637|
|Monday and Wednesday||8:30 am to 11:00 am||706-786-6410|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Friday||9:00 am to 11:00 am||478-862-5628|
|Monday||9:00 am to 12:00 pm 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm||229-828-3225|
We urge all individuals to practice these prevention measures:
- Wear a mask or cloth face covering when you go to a public place.
- Remember social distancing: six feet between you and the person closest to you.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For more information, people may call our COVID-19 call center at 706-321-6300, Option 1, or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or www.westcentralhealthdistrict.com.
Public Relations/Information Coordinator
West Central Health District
2100 Comer Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31904