Due to a continual decrease in demand for COVID-19 testing, the Highlands Medical Center’s drive-thru testing site, located at 404 Cedar Hill in Scottsboro (Scottsboro-Jackson County Rescue Squad facility) will close following end of day on Friday, Feb. 12.

“Drive-thru staff will be moved to serve in patient care areas and COVID-19 vaccination clinics as we continue to fight against the spread of the coronavirus  and care for the residents in our community,” said John Anderson, CEO of Highlands. “Should the need for testing arise again in the future, we will re-evaluate the need to operate a drive-thru site.”

COVID-19 testing will continue to be done daily at Scottsboro Urgent Care, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“Even though the demand for testing has gone down, the community should not let their guard down about the virus,” said Anderson, who added everyone should continue to wear a mask, wash hands often and social distance.

Anderson said there are still many vulnerable people in the area who need everyone to be diligent in preventing the spread in Jackson County.

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