ADPH hosts county-wide drive-in testing

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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The drive-in COVID-19 testing clinic was offered at the Escambia County Health Department on Mon. Located at 1115 Azalea Ave., Brewton, the testing site was open from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

A physician referral was preferred and individuals 10 years old or older that met the following criteria were tested.

Requirements included:

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The patient is symptomatic with at a minimum (measured or subjective)

·Fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, AND

·        Immunocompromised or have co-morbidities, or

·        Age 65 years or older, or

·        Healthcare worker, or

·        Associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or

·        Symptoms are moderate, severe or worsening.

For individuals with no symptoms, testing is not recommended. For anyone with mild symptoms that does not fall into one of the above high-risk groups, the ADPH recommends self isolation at home and contact 1-888-264-2256 if symptoms worsen.

Clinics will be continued so long as there is demonstrated community need. Clinics are currently scheduled for April 27 and May 4.

For more information, please call (334) 867-5765 for an appointment and to preregister.