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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

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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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