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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER EXPLORING THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS AT LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                              Friday, July 10, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov

Birmingham City Council President William Parker is exploring the need for additional testing opportunities at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site.  This week, alone, over 800 people were tested at Legion Field.

“We’re typically seeing about 160 people coming in for COVID-19 testing each day,” Parker explained,  “and health experts are stressing the need for even more people to be tested.  We want to do everything within our power to aid in the fight against COVID-19.  That could include increasing the number of days that the Legion Field COVID-19 site is open.”

The Legion Field site opened in May, operating by appointment from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Parker believes that the need for testing and other COVID-related issues will continue into December, and he is planning to make a $7 million dollar request from the roughly $1.8 billion in Federal CARES Act funding from the county and state officials.  Parker plans to elaborate more on that request early next week.

In order to schedule an appointment at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site, please call (205)-922-6843 or visit www.rossbridgemedicalcenter.com.
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