ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama Public Health Department held a drive-thru testing site for residents who are showing early symptoms of the virus Tuesday morning at the Enterprise Civic Center.
“We advertised that we’ll be here between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. but we’re able to get started a little earlier this morning around 9. We’ll go until we don’t have any more tests. It’s an opportunity for us to test as many people as we can be,” Assistant Administrator Kyle Odom said.
In order to be tested, there are certain requirements you must meet.
“You have to have a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath or you must have worst symptoms, 65 or older, or be a healthcare worker, but those are the main criteria,” Odom said.
If patients failed to show signs, they were immediately turned around. If they did show signs after check-in, patients moved along the route to provide medical information to health officials and then a nasal swab following.
“Yeah, we were pretty busy this morning. We tested between 25 and 30 people so far today,” Odom said.
After tests are completed, results are sent into a state lab in Prattville and patients can expect results in 24-48 hours.
The next testing site stop will be in Barbour County.