Upcoming COVID-19 testing events in Jackson County

The number of coronavirus cases is still on the rise. This week, we’ve seen the largest single day jump of confirmed cases in Mississippi.

The increase in confirmed coronavirus cases is why local healthcare experts say it is now more important than ever to get tested for COVID-19.

This Friday, there will be a drive-thru testing clinic in Vancleave at the youth complex and anyone is welcome to get tested. There will be no out of pocket costs for testing but you should bring your insurance card if you have one.

You are asked to stay in your car during testing. Dr. Williams with Coastal Family Health said, “Well it is very important to get tested. This virus is spreading rapidly. We are hearing numbers going up and up and people are out more and so if you have symptoms or you are feeling kind of yuck or you have been around someone who has tested positive and you just feel like you need to be tested, then get tested. You will find out in a couple of days what your status is and then you can take the precautions you need to by isolating and quarantining and protecting your family and your community.”

If you feel like you need to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t make it to the drive-thru clinic this Friday you can call Coastal Family Health and schedule an appointment to be tested.

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