July 27, 2020

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

Drive-through COVID-19 testing available in Alexandria on Thursday, July 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Calhoun County Health Department
(256) 237-7523

A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered at Alexandria Elementary School, 2525 Alexandria-Willington Road, Alexandria AL 36250 on Thursday, July 30, from 7 until 11 a.m. while testing supplies last.

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.

These are the requirements for testing:

  • 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 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, visit alabamapublichealth.gov.

 

County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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