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Health Department implements drive-in COVID-19 testing

Stanly County Health Department reports 32 positive cases of COVID-19, with four deaths. Twenty-six individuals have recovered.

The Health Department is expanding access to COVID-19 testing.

Beginning Friday, drive-in testing will be available by appointment. Testing is scheduled for people who have already seen their healthcare provider and determined to need a COVID-19 test. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact the Stanly County Health Department for an appointment. You may schedule an in-person visit or a virtual visit by calling 704-982-9171.

Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following:

● Fever

● Cough

● Shortness of breath

● Chills

● Repeated shaking with chills

● Headache

● Sore throat

● Muscle pain

● New loss of taste or smell

Steps to access the Stanly County COVID-19 Testing site:

1. Have a referral from the health department or your healthcare provider.

2. Health department staff will contact you to schedule an appointment for testing.

3. Arrive at the testing site at your appointment time with your photo ID, Social Security number or the security code given by the health department.

4. Remain in your vehicle; if you do not arrive in a vehicle you will be advised where to wait.

5. Sign paperwork to agree to testing, if not already done.

6. After testing, you will receive information on how to care for yourself and protect others while waiting for your results.

You can stop the spread of the virus by following the 3 W’s:

● Wear a cloth face covering.

● Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

● Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the Stanly County Coronavirus Helpline at 704-986-7483.