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State health officials schedule COVID-19 testing site in Claiborne County

Residents of Claiborne County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Monday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health organize a one-day, drive-through test site. 

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.

Monday’s testing will be conducted from noon to 4 p.m. at Claiborne County Parks and Recreation, 1120 Highway 61 North in Port Gibson.

Those who believe they need 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 receive an appointment date and time at the testing site most convenient.

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.