The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have announced mobile COVID-19 testing sites for the upcoming week.
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.
The screening process for the testing locations has been updated. Mississippians who want to be tested must first complete a free screening from a UMMC clinician through an online questionnaire at umc.edu/covidscreening . Or, they can call the UMMC Center for Telehealth at (601) 496-7200. Anyone determined to need testing will be given an appointment date and time at the testing site most convenient.
Previously, the C Spire Health App was used to screen patients.
The location of the one-day mobile testing can be seen below:
Monday, June 8:
- Clarke County: Clarke County Emergency Management Agency, 642 S. Archusa Ave., Quitman
- Coahoma County: Coahoma County Youth Outreach Expo Building, 1535 Wildcat Drive, Clarksdale
Tuesday, June 9:
- Wayne County: Buckatunna Elementary, 11 Buckatunna Mount Zion Road, Buckatunna
- Oktibbeha County: Oktibbeha County Safe Room, 985 Lynn Lane, Starkville
Wednesday, June 10
- Newton County: East Central Community College Brackeen/Wood Physical Education Building, 486 10th St., Decatur
- Tate County: Tate County Courthouse, 107 Court St., Senatobia
Testing hours at one-day sites are noon-4 p.m.
Appointment-only testing has been offered since a daily testing site was established March 24 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. On June 1, that testing operation moved to the West Street Farmers Market at Woodrow Wilson Avenue in Jackson. One-day sample collections are being offered at selected sites statewide.
Testing hours at the West Street Farmers Market are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily except Sunday.
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 June 4, a total 3,115 people at 86 one-day testing sites statewide, plus another 7,156 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds and West Street Farmers Market, for a total of 10,271 tested.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites. 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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