Coronavirus testing is Monday at Events Center
EDITOR’S NOTE: This event was cancelled in anticipation of severe weather predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday. It is now scheduled for Monday, April 27.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi Department of Health will open a mobile coronavirus testing site at Southwest Events Center Monday in a continuing effort to stem virus transmission.
To be tested an individual must first complete a screening using the C Spire Health smartphone app, available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, or those without a smartphone can call 601-496-7200 for a UMMC clinician. After screening, an appointment at the testing site will be given if it is warranted.
Those who are not experiencing sympoms are asked not to use the app or to make the call.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath.