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ADPH announces local drive-in COVID-19 testing

Drive-in COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at the Escambia County Health Department, 8600 Highway 31 N., Suite 17, Atmore, AL 36502 on Monday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Call (251) 368-9188 for an appointment and to preregister. A provider referral is preferred. Please email the referral to health department prior to an appointment at swdistrictcovid19@adph.state.al.us.

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.