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Mobile testing sites coming to Quitman & Hinds on Saturday

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Two mobile COVID-19 testing sites will be up and running this weekend. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center are operating sites in Holmes and Wilkinson Counties today, and this Saturday, sites will be will operational at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Appointment-only collection sites are:

  • Quitman County: Supervalu, 1012 Martin Luther King Drive, Marks
  • Hinds County: Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center, 1400 John R. Lynch St., Jackson

It is important to note that these sites are only available to those who have been pre-screened through the C Spire Health App. 

Additional information regarding the screening process can be found below: 

Mississippians who are screened as being at high risk for having COVID-19 are given an appointment at a testing site to provide a specimen sample, via a nose swab, without exiting their vehicle.

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.

Those using the C Spire Health app will be given an appointment if a medical provider determines their level of risk for COVID-19 is high. They’ll be asked questions about symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. UMMC will contact those tested with their results.

Those without smartphones can call (601) 496-7200. Anyone not experiencing symptoms is asked not to use the app or call.

Anyone determined to be at low risk for infection will receive instructions on social distancing, home isolation and self-care – and told to call back if symptoms worsen.

For more information about testing, click here.

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