Mobile testing comes to West Point

Those who qualified for COVID-19 testing came to The Civic Monday afternoon. (Photos by Donna Summerall, DTL)
Staff Writer

As a service, the National Guard 1st 98 Cavalry Unit out of Amory, performed COVID-19 testing, free of charge, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The Guard Unit set up at The Civic, Monday at noon and performed the testing until 4 p.m.

Clay County MEMA Director, Torrey Williams helped coordinate the testing by alerting local news agencies and posting the event on Facebook to alert those who were in need of the service.

"They have changed things a little from the first time they offered the testing," Williams said. "Everyone entered the south gate, drove to the front of the building with the information needed and checked in. They waited in the car until their turn, then pulled forward to be be tested. It takes about five minutes."

C Spire is no longer the screening tool being used to give appointments for testing. Those who are experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to someone testing positive for the virus, took an online questionnaire with the MSDH or called UMMC, to make an appointment.