Free drive-through coronavirus testing offered in Colbert County

Colbert County is testing for coronavirus on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020 8:24 AM
Updated: Apr 29, 2020 8:26 AM

The Colbert County Health Department and Helen Keller Hospital are offering free drive-through coronavirus testing Mondays through Fridays.

The testing will happen at the Colbert County Office Complex Building at 1101 Highway 72 East in Tuscumbia from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The phone number for the testing site is 256-460-8932.

The Alabama Department of Public Health says a doctor’s order is preferred but not required.

The state issued the following criteria for people age 10 and older to be tested:

The patient is a resident of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff, or

The patient is symptomatic with at minimum (measured or subjective) fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, and
· hospitalized, or
· immunocompromised or has co-morbidities, or
· age 65 years or older, or
· a healthcare worker, or
· associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or
· has moderate, severe, or worsening symptoms.

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