JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Residents of Desoto, Neshoba, Monroe and Clarke counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health are setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.
Anyone can be tested who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat; or who has a known or potential exposure to someone confirmed with the virus.
Those who want to be tested must first get an appointment by going through a free screening from a UMMC clinician, either through the C Spire Health telehealth smartphone app or by phone. The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app. It’s available daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The newest testing sites for Wednesday, May 6:
- Desoto County: Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven
- Neshoba County: Neshoba County Coliseum, 1200 Highway 15 North, Philadelphia
The newest testing site for Thursday, May 7:
- Monroe County: Becker Community Center, 52246 Highway 25, Amory
The newest testing site for Friday, May 8:
- Clarke County: Clarke County EMA, 642 S. Archusa Ave., Quitman
Testing sites previously announced for Monday, May 4:
- Adams County: Adams County Safe Room, 323 Liberty Road, Natchez
- Attala County: Attala County Coliseum, 550 Mississippi Highway 12, Kosciusko
Testing sites previously announced for Tuesday, May 5:
- Noxubee County: Noxubee Civic Center, 16291 U.S. 45, Macon
- Claiborne County: Claiborne County Parks and Recreation, 1120 Highway 61 North, Port Gibson
Testing hours are noon-4 p.m. Only those with appointments will be tested.