COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 Testing Event Held in Shorter Thursday

covid-19 IMG_4482 IMG_4483 IMG_4479 IMG_4477 IMG_4476 IMG_4487 IMG_4478 On Thursday, October 15, The COVID-19 Specimen Collection Clinics conducted a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing event. The event hosted at Shorter Farmer’s Market was from 9am-11am. The ADPH tested those who are COVID-19 experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those who are high risk. They prepared to test 50 people. Results will be back in…

U.S. Approves New Coronavirus Antigen Test With Fast Results

U.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration officials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity,…

More COVID-19 Testing Available in Selma and Dallas Co. Area

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in the Selma and Dallas County area — now have another option available to get tested for COVID-19. A mobile test site set up at Bloch Park in Selma is helping to provide greater access to testing. Testing will be available at the site — on Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 3 —…

Perry County to Open COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Clinic

A drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered at the Perry County Health Department on Monday, May 11, from 10 a.m. – noon while testing supplies are available. For an appointment and to preregister call the Perry County Health Department, (334) 683-6153. To be tested individuals must be 10-years-old or older and meet the following criteria: ·      …

Alabama’s Veterans Homes Increase Testing for COVID-19

Courtesy of Bill Nichols State Veterans Home Facebook The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) says veteran homes are intensifying COVID-19 testing this comes as more resources become available for healthcare staff and residents. With the increase of testing, the homes are in a better position to identify employees and residents who have been exposed to the virus. More tests…

Alabama Parole Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

An officer for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining at his home. Despite the state and nationwide health threat, Alabama probation and parole officers continue to work every day to keep Alabamians safe by supervising the activities of more than 20,000 people who have been convicted of crimes and are out…