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Health Department Starts Drive-Thru Testing May 19, Testing Website Available

May 15, 2020

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health has created a COVID-19 Testing and Collection webpage and map with information on providers that are conducting testing for coronavirus.

A drive-thru testing site opened May 15 in the parking lot of the Walmart at 4601 Ramsey Street. The site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m. and is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials.  Anyone interested in being tested should visit www.doineedacovid19test.com/ to see if they are eligible for the free testing and to make an appointment.

The Health Department will begin offering drive-thru COVID-19 test collection on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Manna Church at 5117 Cliffdale Road.  Test collection will be conducted by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. An online self-assessment and appointment portal will be posted on the department’s new Covid-19 Testing and Collection webpage by Monday, May 18.

Case Count
The Health Department reports there are 456 total positive COVID-19 cases involving Cumberland County residents, an increase of 13 since Thursday. To date, 11 residents have died from complications associated with the coronavirus.

Cloth Masks for Farmers
The State Emergency Management Division and Cumberland County Emergency Management have notified Cumberland County Cooperative Extension that cloth face masks are available for farmers. These masks are not classified as personal protective equipment (PPE), but they will help reduce person-to-person spread.

Farmers may contact Cooperative Extension Director Lisa Childers at 910-321-6880 or lisa_childers@ncsu.edu for more information.


Staying Updated
Cumberland County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes. The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

 

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