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Posted on: April 8, 2020

COVID-19 testing site opens Monday

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Walker County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has announced that public testing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, April 13th, at Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park, 486 State Highway 75 North.

Huntsville Police Department will be providing traffic control.

The City of Huntsville is working in conjunction with the OEM to provide the space and resources to help make the process run as smoothly as possible for Walker County and Huntsville residents.

The OEM has issued requirements for testing, which include:

  • Only those with symptoms should arrive at the test site.
  • Do not bring children or other family members and remain in your vehicles with windows up until prompted otherwise
  • Provide identification that verifies you are a Walker County resident.
  • Those without symptoms or identification will be routed out of the testing site.
  • Tests were issued to the OEM for assessment of Walker County Residents only.
  • Please be patient as this entire process will take some time to complete.

THERE IS NO COST TO BE TESTED.


Who should be tested for COVID-19?

People with a fever above 100.4°F (38°C) and respiratory symptoms:

  • Have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Have other health conditions (diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, pregnancy)
  • Are age 60 and older

Who will not be tested for COVID-19?

  • People without fever
  • People without symptoms related to coronavirus disease


If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

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