Health experts believe the covid-19 virus spreads from person-to-person who are in close contact with one another (see CDC guidelines). When an infected person coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. It may also spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, so it is important to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis or more often depending on circumstances. Covid-19 Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath
Getting Tested: Columbia and Hamilton County will be conducting drive-thru testing. No signs or symptoms needed to be tested. No appointment is needed. Bring valid ID and remain in your vehicle.
Dates and Locations:
Monday, May 4, 9am - 12pm Hamilton County Health Dept., 209 SE Central Ave, Jasper, FL
Tuesday, May 5, 9 am - 12pm Wilson Park, 232 NE Hillsboro Street, Lake City, FL
Wednesday, May 6, 9am - 12pm Cunningham Park, 981 Berry St Extension, Jennings, FL
Thursday, May 7, 9am - 12pm Ft. White Community Center, Hwy 47, Ft. White, FL
Friday, May 8, 9am - 12pm Wilson Park, 232 NE Hillsboro Street, Lake City, FL
Saturday, May 9, 9am - 12pm White Springs Clinic, 16811 Springs Street, White Springs FL
Monday, May 11, 9am - 12pm Hamilton County Health Dept., 209 SE Central Ave, Jasper, FL
Tuesday, May 12, 9 am - 12pm Wilson Park, 232 NE Hillsboro Street, Lake City, FL
Wednesday, May 13, 9am - 12pm Cunningham Park, 981 Berry St Extension, Jennings, FL
Thursday, May 14 9am - 12pm Ft. White Community Center, Hwy 47, Ft. White, FL
Friday, May 15, 9am - 12pm White Springs Clinic, 16811 Springs Street, White Springs FL
Saturday, May 16, 9am - 12pm Wilson Park, 232 NE Hillsboro Street, Lake City, FL
All locations to be open 9:00 am to noon.
Additional dates and located TBD. For more information please contact 386-397-6676.
What to Expect: You will be screened by a health care professional and will need to provide ID and basic health information. You will then be routed to a health care provider in personal protective gear who will give you instructions. An oral or nasal swab test will be administered. This is not a blood test checking for antibodies. Test results are not immediate. It may take 24-48 hours or longer for results. After taking the test, you will be given information on what to do while you await the results. You will receive test results via the telephone number you gave at the time of screening. Please be patient - calling back to check on your results will not expedite the process. Testing sites are staffed by health care professionals in medical protective gear who are trained to test for covid-19.
If You’re Sick: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who are mildly ill with covid-19 are able to recover at home. Here are some general guidelines to follow: Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency. Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Separate yourself from other people in your home. Avoid sharing personal household items. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day.