Drive-through COVID-19 testing offered May 27 in Altoona


CONTACT: Etowah County Health Department
(256) 547-6311

A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered by the Etowah County Health Department to patients who meet the testing criteria and while testing supplies are available. The clinic will be held at the Youth Football Field, 3333 Main St., Altoona, AL 35903 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

To be tested, individuals must meet these criteria:

The patient is a resident (with or without symptoms) of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff, or are

  • Hospitalized patients with symptoms
  • Healthcare facility workers, workers in congregate living settings, and first responders with symptoms
  • Residents in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings, including correctional and detention facilities and shelters, with symptoms
  • Persons without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications, residency in a congregate housing setting such as a homeless shelter or long-term care facility, or screening of other asymptomatic individuals based on a case-by-case review and approval by the state health department or local health jurisdiction.

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, and new loss of taste or smell.

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