Alpharetta Providing Antibody Testing To First Responders

  • Source: Alpharetta-Milton Patch
  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

This week the City of Alpharetta became the first municipality in Georgia to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to first responders. All first responders employed by Alpharetta can receive the test, which indicates whether a person has been exposed to the coronavirus causing their immune system to produce the antibodies needed to fight the disease, at no cost. Funding for the program is provided by the city. "Our initial program offers free antibody testing to our 200 first responders, and we are already in discussions with representatives of WellStar Healthcare System on the potential to expand the program to all City of Alpharetta employees as well as other essential workers and major employers in Alpharetta," Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin said.


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