April 20, 2021

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

Drive-up COVID-19 testing in Coffee and Houston counties offered by appointment only beginning April 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
 Southeastern Public Health District, (334) 792-9070

The Southeastern Public Health District will offer drive-up testing by appointment only in Coffee and Houston counties beginning Tuesday, April 27.


The new drive-up testing schedule will be:


Coffee County Health Department
2841 Neal Metcalf Road
Enterprise, AL 36330
Wednesdays and Fridays (weekly)
To schedule an appointment, call (334) 347-9574.


Houston County Health Department
1781 Cottonwood Road
Dothan, AL 34301
Tuesdays and Thursdays (weekly)
To schedule an appointment, call (334) 678-2800.


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 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, please contact the Southeastern Public Health District at (334) 792-9070 or visit alabamapublichealth.gov.
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