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Houston County Health Department offering COVID-19 testing in November

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Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- The Alabama Department of Public Health will be offering COVID-19 testing to those who meet the testing criteria and while supplies are available.

Testing is scheduled as follows:

Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 25

  • 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Houston County Health Department
  • 1781 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL 36301

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.

Testing criteria are as follows:

  • Persons with symptoms
  • Healthcare facility workers, workers in congregate living settings, and first respondents with symptoms·
  • Persons without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications or screening of 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 frequently 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, please contact the Southeastern Public Health District at (334) 792-9070 or visit alabamapublichealth.gov.

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