One day testing for COVID-19 to be on Saturday in county

A one-day drive thru COVID-19 testing site will be set up this Saturday, April 4, at the Pearl River County Health Department, 7547 Highway 11 North in Carriere, with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health leading operations.


Anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, who feels they should be tested must first go through a free screening from a UMMC clinician through the C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage tele-health smartphone app.


Residents that live in Pearl River County using the C Spire Health app will be given an appointment at the site if a medical provider determines their level of risk for COVID-19 is high.


Those without smartphones can call (601) 496-7200.

@WRJW