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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATED ON LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov

Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Legion Field with Jefferson County Department of Health officials and local faith leaders to provide an update on the drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

Members of the City Council will also be on hand to provide updates and answer questions.

The site opened last Thursday and has seen increasing demand with people scheduling appointments to be tested. Officials are urging residents to schedule an appointment before arriving at the site.

In order to schedule an appointment, please call (205)-922–6843 or visit www.rossbridgemedicalcenter.com. Officials are also asking residents to please show up on time for their appointments in order to keep the flow of traffic moving.

Once an appointment has been scheduled through the proper channels, these are the steps to follow:

  • Signage will direct drivers where to go when they approach Legion Field from Graymont Avenue; continue following signage to testing area
  • Drivers are to keep their windows rolled up until directed to roll it down
  • Please have driver license and insurance card (if you have one) ready to present from inside your car.
  • You will be instructed to turn air conditioner off just before being tested
  • Do not exit the vehicle

President Parker said he has been encouraged by the coordinated effort between all the partners and organizations who’ve made the testing site operational.

“The best tool we have to protect the citizens of Birmingham is to make sure people can be tested for this virus,” Parker said. “This site has allowed for anyone to be tested, regardless if they have health insurance or whether or not they are showing any symptoms. We are currently looking at ways to expand these efforts into more of our communities so we can continue to reopen our city in a safe an responsible manner.”

What: Press conference at Legion Field, providing updates on drive-thru testing site

When:
 Thursday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Legion Field, 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204

 

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