Starting Tuesday, you can get free coronavirus testing at the Marshall County Health Department.
People getting tested are asked to stay in their cars when they arrive. A doctor's referral is recommended and you should call ahead and make an appointment.
To qualify for testing, you have to have symptoms like a fever, cough, or shortness or breath and either be 65 or older, be a health care worker, or have a condition that puts you at a higher risk. Higher risk conditions include: "Chronic Lung Disease, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Renal Disease, Immunocompromised, Neurologic/Neurodevelopmental/intellectual disability, Currently Pregnant or other Chronic Disease."
The testing site will open from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through April 16. You have to be at least 19 years old to get tested. The health department is on 150 Judy Smith Drive in Guntersville. Call 256-582-3656 for an appointment.