January 5, 2022–6:41 p.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Floyd County Health Department is not dispensing free, take-home Covid rapid tests.
“We’re getting walk-ins and calls from people saying they heard on the news or otherwise promoted that we’re doing so, and that simply isn’t the case,” says health department Nurse Manager Alison Watson. “We wish we were in a position to do this, but right now we’re not and currently have no plans to do so,”
Watson says news reports out of metro Atlanta about DeKalb County government distributing free rapid tests might have caused some of the confusion.