Drive-up COVID-19 testing available in Lamar County on December 15, 22 and 29


CONTACT: Lamar County Health Department
(205) 695-9195

The Lamar County Health Department will offer drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics on Tuesdays, December 15, December 22 and December 29 at the health department at 300 Springfield Road, Vernon, from 8 - 8:30 a.m.

Testing is available to patients who meet the testing criteria and while supplies are available. Please contact the Lamar County Health Department, (205) 695-9195, for pre-registration and appointment times.

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.

Testing criteria are as follows:

  • 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

ADPH 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

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