Covenant joins others in county to establish COVID-19 Screening & Sampling Centers

As part of a county-wide effort to screen people for COVID-19 and sample those meeting the CDC recommendation for testing, Covenant has plans to open a drive-through site at a Covenant campus. Other agencies are planning similar sites in the county. Sites are planned to open soon.

These centers are specifically designed for people who already have a physician order to proceed with COVID-19 testing. The on-site providers will first screen individuals to ensure they have a physician order to be sampled for testing. Individuals who do not have such an order will be referred to a telephone screening to determine if they meet the CDC criteria for testing. Those with a doctor’s order will be swabbed and the sample will be sent out for testing. At this time, it takes several days before results are available from the outside labs to the referring physician.