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Free COVID testing in Huntsville on Wednesday

The event will take place at the Legacy Center, located at 2212 Jordan Lane SW, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Legacy Center, partnered with Alabama United, #NOWINCLUDED and the North Alabama AHEC Program, will be holding a free COVID-19 testing event in Huntsville on Wednesday, April 21.

The event will take place at the Legacy Center, located at 2212 Jordan Lane SW, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"North Alabama residents are eager to return to a state of normalcy as the vaccines begin to roll out for broad availability," the Legacy Center said. "However, precautions still need to be taken to ensure that safety is preserved."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus.  

The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public. 

Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC. 

If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

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