May 20, 2020

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Drive-through COVID-19 testing available in Macon County May 21 and 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Macon County Health Department
(334) 727-1800

“Drive-through” COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered by the Macon County Health Department in Shorter and Tuskegee to patients who meet the testing criteria and call for an appointment at (334) 727-1800.

The drive-through clinics are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, May 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prairie Farm Community Center, 45 Tysonville Road, Shorter

Thursday, May 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Macon County Health Department, 812 Hospital Road, Tuskegee

To be tested, individuals must meet these criteria:

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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