Drive-through COVID-19 testing available in Geneva County

Staff nurses with the Alabama Department of Public Health wear protective clothing as they wait to screen residents at a coronavirus testing site at the Houston County Farm Center on April 3.

Drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics will be available in three Wiregrass counties this week:

» Coffee County Health Department, Tuesday from 1-5 p.m., and Thursday 7:30-11:30 a.m.

» Houston County Health Department, Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.

» Geneva County Health Department from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Appointments are not required.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, individuals must meet the following criteria to be tested:

» The individual must be a resident (with or without symptoms) of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff

» Hospitalized patients with symptoms

» Health care facility workers, workers in congregate living settings and first responders with symptoms

» Residents in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings, including correctional and detention facilities and shelters, with systems

» People without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications, residency in a congregate housing setting such as a homeless shelter or long-term care facility, or screening of other asymptomatic individuals based on a case-by-case review and approval by the state health department or local health jurisdiction.

Symptoms of COVID-19 consist of either cough or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.

For more information regarding testing, call 334-792-9070.

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