Fountain City Classic hosting COVID vaccination, testing clinics

Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 11:09 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 5:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Kickoff for the 31st annual Fountain City Classic is just weeks away and some organizations are making sure attendants have the opportunity to get tested and vaccinated beforehand.

The football match up between the Fort Valley Tigers and the Albany State University Rams is sure to bring out people from all over the Chattahoochee Valley.

With that in mind, officials over the event tell us, they want to make sure they are being mindful of the looming COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Representative Calvin Smyre tells us, they want to make sure everyone coming out to the game can and will be safe.

“We encourage the people to get vaccinated and get tested for COVID-19. We’re going to be practicing protocols here at the 31st Fountain City Classic. It’s a great day, it’s a great opportunity for us, and we’re very excited about the return of the Fountain City Classic,” said Smyre.

The clinics will be held at the Columbus Civic Center. The first one is a drive through vaccination clinic this Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The next clinic is also drive through vaccines only on Monday, October 18 from 11 a.m. from 2 p.m.

Finally, there will be one on Saturday, November 6 at the Fountain City Classic from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This clinic will be walk up vaccinations and testing.

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