Drive-in COVID-19 testing available in Conecuh County

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Unedited press release from ADPH

Drive-in COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at the Conecuh County Health Department, 102 Wild Ave., Evergreen, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 27, June 3 and June 10.

Please call (251) 578-1952 for an appointment and to preregister. A physician referral is preferred.

New criteria for people to be tested include the following additions:

The patient is a resident (with or without symptoms) of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff, or are
· Hospitalized patients with symptoms
· Healthcare 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 symptoms
· Persons 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 new loss of taste or smell.

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