Morning News Update: New virtual care system for some COVID-19 patients, COVID-19 testing at Middle Georgia churches

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Governor Kemp and Navicent Health introduce new virtual care system for some COVID-19 patients:

The Community Empowerment Center is offering free drive-thru Covid-19 testing at the following locations:
  • Tuesday, August 11th – St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive in Macon
  • Wednesday, August 12th – Lundy Chapel Baptist Church, 2081 Forest Hill Road in Macon
  • Thursday, August 13th – Community Church of God, 5555 Bethesda Ave in Macon

Testing is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three sites. According to the Community Empowerment Center, test results come back within 7 days.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.