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Mobile COVID-19 testing sites announced for upcoming week

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As testing efforts continue across the state, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical have announced mobile COVID-19 testing sites for the upcoming week. 

Monday, May 4:

  • Adams County:  Adams County Safe Room, 323 Liberty Road, Natchez
  • Attala County: Attala County Coliseum, 550 Mississippi Highway 12, Kosciusko

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

Wednesday, May 6:

  • Desoto County: Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven
  • Neshoba County: Neshoba County Coliseum, 1200 Highway 15 North, Philadelphia

Thursday, May 7:

  • Monroe County: Becker Community Center, 52246 Highway 25, Amory

Friday, May 8:

  • Clarke County: Clarke County EMA, 642 S. Archusa Ave., Quitman

Testing hours are noon-4 p.m. Only those with appointments will be tested.

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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