There’s one grocery store in Hancock County, in downtown Sparta. On a recent Wednesday, business was steady there. Among the shoppers was Cedric Harris.
Harris is a traveling Certified Nursing Assistant who cares for two clients in the county. Like most people shopping here, he wears a mask.
"Well, they say it’s a hotspot here," Harris said, paper mask over his face. "Yeah, but I guess everybody learning to keep their social distancing now."
While many in Georgia think coronavirus is in the rear view mirror, and are shopping in Atlanta malls and swimming at Georgia’s beaches, rural communities like Hancock County are still in the thick of it. And, as rural communities struggle, information about how to access one of the tools for slowing the spread of COVID-19, getting tested for the disease, may not be reaching people.