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UMMC and MSDH urge Tippah County residents to utilize free testing Monday

We were contact by a representative of UMMC and asked to put out this message about the free COVID19 testing in Tippah County set for Monday.

We badly need your help in publicizing a COVID-19 drive-through testing event Monday in Ripley. It’s sponsored by UMMC, MSDH, MEMA and the National Guard.

We need people to know that they can get screened and set up an appointment now for the mobile testing.

The collections are free of charge. Mississippians who are screened as being at high risk for infection will give a specimen sample, via a nose swab, without exiting their vehicle. Collection sites, all open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., include:

• Ripley: Monday, April 6, Tippah County Coliseum, 10791 B Highway 15 South.

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 telehealth smartphone app.

The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app. It’s available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Residents that live in and around Ripley and Tippah County using the C Spire Health app will be given an appointment at the mobile collection site closest to them if a medical provider determines their level of risk for COVID-19 is high. Those without smartphones can call (601) 496-7200.


Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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