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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing opportunities. Beginning Monday, July 26, Health Department staff will begin testing at Fire Station #8 at 1405 S Scenic Ave. Free PCR testing, by appointment only, will be available from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211. 

This new testing location will replace testing previously available at the main office of the Health Department and allow for more hours. 

With the spread of COVID-19 reaching record levels in Greene County, it is important to seek testing if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you test positive for COVID-19 you must begin isolating from others immediately and notify any close contacts of the result. More information on what to do when your test positive can be found here


Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].

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