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Find out why the DPH is cutting back hours at COVID-19 testing sites
Forsyth Central High School, at 131 Almon C. Hill Drive in Cumming. (GoogleMaps)

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The Georgia Department of Public Health is cutting back hours at its COVID-19 testing sites in District 2, which includes Forsyth County.

The agency announced Wednesday that testing at its weekly site at Forsyth Central High School will end at 1 p.m., instead of 3 p.m., starting June 28.

The site will continue to open at 8:30 a.m.

Dave Palmer, public information officer with District 2, said the agency adjusted the hours to keep nurses working at the outdoor drive-thru sites safe from the summer afternoon heat. 

"The PPE that our nurses have to wear is extremely hot during the afternoon hours," Palmer said, "and our (testing sites) are all drive-thrus that are conducted outside. We are trying to keep people safe."

Other District 2 testing sites in Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, and Towns counties are cutting hours, too.

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