MCHD’s Festival Centre COVID-19 site out of test kits

January 19, 2022

MCHD’s Festival Centre COVID-19 site out of test kits

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Team is announcing that it has exhausted community COVID-19 testing capabilities at its Festival Center location. No information is available on when more testing kits will be available.

“We are excited that the Federal Self Testing Program is now available to the community,” said Dr. Stephanie Woods-Crawford, the Executive Director for MCHD’s Prevention & Wellness division. Individuals can request testing kits through the mail at this website — https://www.covidtests.gov.

The federal government provides a list of community-based testing sites at https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html. The Alabama Department of Public Health also provides a list of testing sites at https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/covid-19. There are 18 testing sites available in Mobile County.

COVID-19 vaccine is still available at the Festival Centre. Clients may select from either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The Festival Centre is at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in West Mobile. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being exposed and exposing others to COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. Everyone should:

• Practice good hygiene: cover coughs and sneezes, don’t touch your face, and wash hands often,
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home,
• Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others not in your household,
• Use face masks when in public,
• Clean and disinfect frequently used items and touched surfaces often,
• Consider the COVID-19 vaccine.

For the latest information, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

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