Mobile mayor hopes to have 1,000 COVID-19 test kits by end of the week

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile mayor, Sandy Stimpson, has said he hopes to have 1,000 COVID-19 test kits by the end of this week, and 10,000 tests by April 1st.

This comes a week after the city set up two testing sites, one at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and one at the Grounds in West Mobile, in preparation for when tests are available. The city says it’s a proactive measure to help with the anticipated influx of testing.

The mayor announced his hopes in his nightly e-mail message to residents. He says his office is pushing as hard as possible to secure more test kits. He wrote: “We are not waiting on the federal government or anyone else to provide them to us. We are taking action on your behalf. 
My team is working around the clock to identify sources and bring more test kits to Mobile.  We hope to have 1,000 more by the end of this week, and possibly another 10,000 by April 1.”

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