JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - On Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced additional resources toward fighting the coronavirus.
“Have you had a cough? Do you have a fever? Are you having shortness of breath. Have you traveled – at first it was out of the country, but have you traveled in different states?”
Those are important questions that Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Clinic CEO Dr. Jasmin Chapman said you will be asked if you want to get tested for COVID-19.
“So, if you have an appointment through Jackson, Hinds, we’re going to call you before your appointment and we’re going to see if this is a necessary appointment, and if it’s not, we’re going to tell you to reschedule,” Chapman said.
Lumumba said it’s best to wait until you know you have symptoms, not just go for a test after you’ve been exposed.
“Go only when you know you are exhibiting some of the signs that have been listed here today. It is also important that you take proper precautions in terms of social distancing and proper hygiene,” he said.
There are 10 new locations for testing sites that were announced today, but Chapman said there’s also another way to get through some of the screening.
“We do have tele-health and I’ll talk a little bit about that, so you can see a doctor, and still get an appointment, but you don’t put us at risk, nor yourself,” said Chapman.
The testing sites are at the following locations:
• James Anderson Health Facility, 3502 W Northside Drive, Jackson
• Brown Simon’s Clinic, 129 West Oak Street, Utica
• Ethel James Ivory Homeless Clinic, 327 S. Gallatin Street, Jackson
• Jackson Hinds South Clinic, 145 Raymond Road, Jackson
• Family Healthcare, 1203 Mission Park Drive, Vicksburg
• Edwards Clinic, 100 S. Magnolia Street, Edwards
• Bennie G. Thompson Clinic, 514 A.B. Woodrow Wilson, Jackson
• Central Mississippi Medical Center, 1860 Chadwick Drive Suite 300, Jackson
• Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Jackson
• Copiah Comprehensive Health Center, 550 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst