Free COVID-19 tests available for DCS employees

Coronavirus

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Schools employees will soon be able to get free COVID-19 testing, thanks to a new partnership with Alabama Clinics and DCS.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 30, employees will get free antibody tests through a drive-through testing site at the Alabama Clinics on Highway 82. The tests are not required for employees, and results will not be given to administration.

“In an effort to bring some sense of comfort and possible understanding to our employees during this unsettling time, the school system will cover the costs of providing this opportunity for our employees.” Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards said.

These tests work by seeing if there are antibodies for a virus in your blood, allowing someone to see if they were previously infected. The tests may not be able detect the virus in someone with a current infection for COVID-19 and are not meant to diagnose people who are currently sick.

To get tested, employees need to bring their insurance card to the clinic staff. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for employees as DCS is paying for the costs on this date.

Employees can get more information from their direct supervisor.

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