COVID-19

Services MedLink offers:

  • COVID-19 rapid testing
  • COVID-19 Moderna vaccines and booster shots for ages 18+
  • COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5-17 at the Hartwell, Colbert, and Winder locations

COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge. Appointments are needed for both COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccines, call 706-521-3113 to schedule an appointment at any of our locations.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Refer to the CDC for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease, or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Being vaccinated is the most effective way to avoid severe symptoms of COVID-19.

If you were exposed:

You quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations:

Quarantine for at least 5 days: 

Stay home:
Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days. Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home. 

Get tested:
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. 

After quarantine: 

Watch for symptoms:
Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. 

If you develop symptoms:
Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others. 

Take precautions until day 10: 

Wear a mask
Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask. 

Avoid travel 

Avoid being around people who are at high risk  

 

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and ARE up-to-date with vaccination OR had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test): 

No quarantine: 

You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms. 

Get tested:
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19 

Watch for symptoms:
Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. 

If you develop symptoms:
Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others. 

Take precautions until day 10 

Wear a mask:
Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask. 

Avoid travel 

Avoid being around people who are at high risk  

 

For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.