Drive-through COVID-19 testing available in Pell City July 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: St. Clair County Health Department
(205) 338-3357

A one-day “drive-through” COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered by the St. Clair County Health Department to patients who meet the testing criteria and while supplies last.

The drive-through clinic will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 8 until 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church S., 850 19th St. S., Pell City.

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.

These are the requirements for testing:

  • 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.

Appointments are not required, but persons tested must meet Alabama Department of Public Health testing criteria. Please call (205) 338-3357 for information.

The Alabama Department of Public Health 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

For more information, visit alabamapublichealth.gov.

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