T.G. Harkrider, PIO/Environmental Health Director
Marianna, Fla.-The Florida Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has opened a COVID-19 testing location in Jackson County.
Sandy Martin, Jackson County Health Officer states, “We are pleased to partner with the Department of Emergency Management for them to provide COVID-19 testing services in Jackson County. This Marianna location will offer 7-day a week testing availability between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As such, our local County Health Department will be discontinuing our routinely scheduled testing activities after this week. Having DEM perform regular testing for COVID-19 will allow us to devote more of our local resources towards contact tracing for those individuals who test positive.”
-The site is in parking lot of the Dollar General located at 4264 Lafayette St in Marianna.
-The site opened today and will provide testing services from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
-Testing consists of a shallow nasal self-swab. This means the patient will swab their own nose under the supervision of the technician.
-No appointment is necessary
-There is no cost to the individual
-Individuals wishing to be tested must be age 18 or older.
-Negative results will be notified by the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center and positive results be notified by local County Health Department staff.
For more guidance
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit https//floridahealthcovid19.gov/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index. html.
State Call Center Available 24/7
Individuals can call the statewide COVID-19 hotline 24/7 at 866-779-6121 or COVID- [email protected]. Health care providers should continue to call DOH epidemiology staff if they have questions regarding testing.