Drive-up COVID-19 testing available in Franklin County Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at the Franklin County Health Department on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 

Please call (256) 332-2700 for an appointment and to preregister. The address of the Franklin County Health Department is 801 Highway 48, Russellville, Ala. 35654.

To be tested, individuals must be age 10 or older and meet these criteria:

The patient is symptomatic with at a minimum (measured or subjective)

·        Fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, AND
·        Immunocompromised or have co-morbidities, or
·        Age 65 years or older, or
·        Healthcare worker, or
·        Associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or
·        Symptoms are moderate, severe or worsening

If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended. If you have mild symptoms and do not fall into one of the above high-risk groups, it is recommended that you self-isolate at home and call 1-888-264-2256 if your symptoms worsen.

Clinics will be continued so long as there is demonstrated community need. Local leaders urge calm and patience during this trying time for all.