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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SEEKING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TEST SITES, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, July 13, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alabama and across the nation, under the leadership of President William Parker, the Birmingham City Council has partnered with local healthcare providers to increase testing sites throughout the city.

Last week the drive-thru site located at Legion Field tested over 800 people and is expected to see increases following the July 4th weekend.

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 later this week.

Here is a list of the upcoming appointment-based drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations:

Location:              Collegeville Center
3031 29th Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35207
Date:                     July 15, 2020
Time:                     9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
Details:                  The testing is for those with or without symptoms.
Please call 205-407-9696 to schedule your appointment.

Location:                North Birmingham Homes
3127 43rd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35207
Date:                      July 22, 2020
Time:                      9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
Details:                   The testing is for those with or without symptoms.
Please call 205-407-9696 to schedule your appointment.

Location:               Joyful News Christian Center
3106 27th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35207
Date:                     July 29, 2020
Time:                     9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
Details:                  The testing is for those with or without symptoms.
Please call 205-407-9696 to schedule your appointment.

Location:               Macedonia 17th Street Baptist Church
1405 14th Avenue North
Birmingham Alabama 35204
Date:                      August 5, 2020
Time:                     9 a.m. – 12 noon
Details:                  The testing is for those with or without symptoms.
Please call 205-407-9696 to schedule your appointment.

Location:               Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
980 Huffman Road
Birmingham, Alabama 32125
Date:                     July 15, 2020
Time:                     1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Details:                  To schedule and appointment call 205-975-2819

 

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