SHOALS – Four COVID-19 test collection sites in the Shoals will continue taking samples as long as supplies last.  The site locations are:

• Thrive Urgent Care, 3500 Cloverdale Road in Florence;

• Med Plus, 2908 Mall Drive in Florence; 

• Express Med, 970 Cox Creek Parkway in Florence; 

• Colbert County office complex in Tuscumbia in conjunction with the State Health Department, Helen Keller Hospital, and North Alabama Medical Center.

The sampling and subsequent COVID-19 test is free, but the drive-through sampling sites are only open to individuals who have been seen by a physician and are exhibiting symptoms of the illness.

The nasal swabs are sent to the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories in Montgomery, where they are tested to determine if the patient has COVID-19. Results are returned in 4-5 days.