COVID-19 testing to be held in LaFayette

Published 7:35 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A one-day drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered in LaFayette Thursday by the Chambers County Health Department to patients who meet the testing criteria and call the Chambers County Health Department for an appointment at (334) 756-0760.

The Chambers County Health Department is on eastern time, so callers will need to call Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.

The drive-up clinic will take place on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT at the Chambers County Agricultural Arena, located at 1074 Hwy 77, in LaFayette.

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To be tested, individuals must meet the following criteria:

The patient is a resident of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff, or

The patient is symptomatic with at minimum (measured or subjective) fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, and the following:

  • hospitalized, or
  • immunocompromised or has co-morbidities, or
  • age 65 years or older, or
  • a healthcare worker, or
  • associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or
  • has moderate, severe, or worsening symptoms.

If you do not have 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.