COVID-19 testing conducted at Adams County Safe Room Monday, Claiborne County on Tuesday.

Published 2:05 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

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Officials from the Univesity Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi National Guard conducted free COVID-19 testing site at the Adams County Safe Room Monday.

Above are images from Monday’s testing.

A testing site will be set up in Claiborne County Tuesday at the Claiborne County Parks and Recreation office, 1120 Highway 61 North, in Port Gibson.

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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.

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

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 May 2, a total 1,275 people at 42 one-day testing states statewide, plus another 3,391 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, for a total of 4,666 tested.