With states reopening, medical professionals are working even harder to find a way to combat COVID-19. It's been found that some people have antibody-rich blood plasma that can help those with the virus and could boost their immunity to the virus. Georgia's novel coronavirus cases are on the rise, and the state is now conducting voluntary at-home testing starting today.\nToday, Tuesday, April 28, those who live in Fulton and DeKalb counties could be chosen to be tested voluntarily for antibodies.\nThese tests will help the CDC learn more about the spread of the virus in metro communities. It's important to know that these tests aren't meant to diagnose if someone has COVID-19.\n"This investigation will help us estimate the percentage of people in the community who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Some people may have had COVID-19 but were not tested, did not have any symptoms, or did not seek medical care," writes the Georgia Department of Public Health.\nView this post on Instagram We now have access to test if you possess the covid-19 antibodies. The test will reveal if you have had previous exposure and have developed antibodies towards the virus. The cost of this test is $200, results come in 24-48 hours. If you would like to schedule your test, please call 352-512-9996. rechargeocalaclinic.com #ocala #covidantibodies #antibodies #covid19 #gainesville #thevillages #RECHARGECLINIC #drtieche #health #quarantine A post shared by Recharge Clinic (@recharge_clinic_ocala) on Apr 10, 2020 at 12:11pm PDT\nThose living in these counties could be randomly chosen to be tested between April 28 and May 4. Teams will ask the residents about their recent health history, as well as collect blood samples from everyone in the house, including children.\nView this post on Instagram Quarantine day 30+: Protests are starting to occur because people have gotten so self righteous about their own needs and have chosen to completely disregard what health officials have informed them about. Let’s keep in mind that #covid_19 is a new virus and therefore, necessary precautions need to remain in place until we have more evidence about it. . What we DO know is that wearing appropriate PPE such as what I’m wearing above is needed to ensure healthcare workers remain safe from a contact and airborne perspective and it will continue to be our “new normal”. . It’s not fun having to suit up in this attire for 12+ hours. I really wish people that do not work in healthcare could understand that it is the hospital’s potential to be overwhelmed and lack of enough respiratory equipment and space that is the biggest concern as to why staying at home orders remain in place. . From a healthcare standpoint, we receive constant updates upon arriving to work with new protocols and requirements each day and sometimes even every 12 hours, also not fun. . Concerning news that has recently emerged is that the @who is now stating that people who have already had the virus may not necessarily be immune from getting it again. This means that those produced “antibodies” may not even be effective. So there are still big risks to think about. . These are challenging times for everyone. Healthcare workers and government officials are trying to do their best to keep everyone’s health in mind. Please continue to follow state regulations appropriately and do the same. As always continue to be kind to one another, practice self care, social distancing, and hand hygiene. Thank you to everyone who is actively caring for communities around the nation you are all troopers. 💪🏾 . . . . #NurseKare #healthcareworkers #PPE #socialdistancing #criticalcare #icunurses #pandemiclife #enfermeras #latinx #scrublife A post shared by KARE | 🇸🇻APRN, ACNP-BC (@nurse.kare) on Apr 27, 2020 at 12:29pm PDT\nWhile the test and surveys are completely voluntary, the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health highly recommend participation to help combat the virus.\nView this post on Instagram Being down for the count with the coronavirus was the *total* pits. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to donate my plasma and antibodies today, which will be used for research and to help treat those hospitalized with COVID-19. I’ll continue to donate my plasma every two weeks during this time, in hopes to combat this nasty pandemic. IF YOU BEAT IT, HELP DEFEAT IT. Stay healthy, stay home♥️ . . . #plasmadonation #antibodies #covid_19 #pandemic #coronavirus #coronaviruschicago #socialdistancing #stayathome #nurseinjector #nursepractitioner #chicagomedspa #ifyoubeatithelpdefeatit A post shared by Suzie Carroll, FNP-BC (@suzie_spaderma) on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:58pm PDT\nThe CDC explained that the team that will be showing up should have an official CDC vest, as well as a badge. They'll have an official letter verifying their activities and identities.\n* Photos used for illustrative purposes.