Drive-through COVID-19 testing available in Goodwater (Coosa County) on Thursday, April 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: ADPH East Central Public Health District
(334) 293-6481

A one-day “drive-through” COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered by the East Central District of the Alabama Department of Public Health in Goodwater in Coosa County to patients who meet the testing criteria and call for an appointment at (334) 293-6481.

The drive-through clinic is scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Goodwater Gymnasium, 166 Harris St., Goodwater, AL 35072

To be tested, individuals must meet these criteria which were updated April 24, 2020:

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.

If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended. If you have mild symptoms and do not fall into one of the above high-risk groups, it is recommended that you self-isolate at home and call 1-888-264-2256 if your symptoms worsen.

Local leaders urge calm and patience during this trying time for all.

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04/28/2020


ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520