JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) – As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline, Jefferson County is stepping down and closing many of its community test sites.
Dr. David Hicks said they went from testing more than 800 people every day at the four sites combined to now doing only about 100 tests a day. Hicks said there just is not enough demand to staff these sites.
He said the drop in demand is likely because more people have access to home testing again and because cases are falling. But he said this does not mean the virus is not still circulating. Hicks said it is still very important that you get tested if you are exposed or symptomatic.
“There’s still a decent amount of community dispersal,” Hicks said. “We’re still in a high social dispersal category, so we still have to keep our vigilance up. As for mass test sites, we do not need them anymore, but we still need people to be tested.”
The locations in Hoover, Center Point, Midfield and Gardendale will close at the end of next week.
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