Drive-up COVID testing in Hartford on Thursday, September 17
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered at the Geneva County Health Department in Hartford next Thursday, September 17, 2020.
The clinic will run from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The Geneva County Health Department is located at 300 County Road 41, Hartford, AL.
No appointment is necessary; however, retesting and back-to-school testing are not provided.
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, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, and new loss of taste or smell.
Patients eligible for drive-up clinic specimen collection must meet these criteria:
- Persons with symptoms
- Healthcare facility workers, workers in congregate living settings, and first responders with symptoms·
- Persons without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications
- Other asymptomatic individuals based on a case by case review and approval by the state health department or local health jurisdiction.
The Alabama Department of Public Health advises the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:·
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
Social distance by staying 6 feet away from others
Avoid people who are sick
Stay home if you can; work remotely if possible
Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Monitor your health
For more information, contact the Southeastern Public Health District at (334) 792-9070 or visit alabamapublichealth.gov.
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