Restaurants reopening, drive-thru testing and more Alpharetta-area news

Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta area continues below.

Walgreens opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Alpharetta

Walgreens opened a drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing site at the 11855 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta location at the border between Alpharetta and Johns Creek beginning April 24, according to a news release from Gov. Brian Kemp. Testing is available by appointment only, and only to individuals who meet certain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eligibility criteria.

Gov. Brian Kemp releases guidelines to reopen restaurant dining rooms beginning April 27

Gov. Brian Kemp announced April 21 that restaurants would be able to reopen dining rooms beginning April 27, and a 26-page executive order titled "Reviving a Healthy Georgia" was published the evening of April 23 with 39 numbered guidelines to safely reopen, among other recommendations.



Coronavirus: Case counts, testing rise statewide

COVID-19 case counts statewide rose by 608 cases since yesterday, totaling 22,491 cases and 899 COVID-19-related deaths as of 7 p.m. April 24, according to the latest data release from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Nonessential businesses open April 24 and other Alpharetta-area news

Read some of the latest stories from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta area.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.