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Additional mobile COVID-19 testing sites announced

Additional mobile COVID-19 testing sites have been announced by the Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

Friday, May 1:

  • Calhoun County:  Calhoun County Extension Office, 235 S. Murphree St., Pittsboro
  • Copiah County: Multipurpose Building, 2040 W. Gallman Road, Hazlehurst

Saturday, May 2:

  • Newton County: Clarke Venable Baptist Church, 362 W. Broad St., Decatur

The new sites are in addition to previously announced sites in Pike, Leake, Hinds & Leflore Counties. 

Wednesday, April 29:

  • Pike County: Pike County Health Department, 114 E. Presley Boulevard, McComb
  • Leake County: Carthage Coliseum, 729 E. Main St., Carthage

Thursday, April 30:

  • Hinds County: Bolton Edwards Elementary Middle School, 9700 I-20 Frontage Road, Bolton
  • Leflore County: Greenwood-Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi Highway 7, Greenwood

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat can be tested and the MSDH has expanded its guidelines and is now recommending testing for anyone with a known or potential exposure to someone confirmed with the virus.

To get tested at one of these sites, you still must make an appointment 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.

Hundreds of people in Mississippi communities have taken advantage of the UMMC/MSDH drive-through collection sites. Those numbers include, as of the end of the day April 28, a total 1,053 people at 37 one-day testing states statewide, plus another 3,067 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, for a total of 4,120 tested.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites. UMMC and C Spire have partnered to make the screening free to all Mississippians.

Those without smartphones who want to be screened for testing can call (601) 496-7200.

During drive-through testing, health care professionals will collect specimen samples via a nose swab. Those being tested will not exit their vehicle. For more information about testing, click here.

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