Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to Desoto, Neshoba, Monroe and Clarke counties

Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to Desoto, Neshoba, Monroe and Clarke counties
(Source: AP)

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.

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