UofM continues free COVID-19 testing thanks to Kroger Health

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Free coronavirus testing continued in Memphis today at the University of Memphis.

Kroger provided the testing to anyone who felt the need to take a test.

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FOX13’s Jeremy Pierre explained how Kroger is planning to test as many people as possible.

It’s become one of the most important tests of this day and age.

The process of testing for coronavirus.

“This is an opportunity for us to do that and be out in the community and be offered this free testing,” said Cindy Fisher with Kroger Health.

Kroger Health provided free coronavirus testing at the University of Memphis Tuesday morning and plans to provide it tomorrow and Thursday mornings.

The testing is open to anyone in the Mid-South.

You just have to make an appointment.

Fisher said at the past two events, they tested more than 300 people.

“We have availability up to 700 people,” she said. “So certainly, we have more opportunity to invite the public to come out.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, nearly 35,000 people in Shelby County have been tested for the coronavirus and more than 2,900 have tested positive.

Fisher said knowing where you stand with coronavirus is extremely important for your health and the health of others.

“I think testing is definitely key as we continue to look into how we fight the COVID epidemic, and the more we test, the more we know of those people who are positive and get things under control,” she said.

If you’d like to get tested or need more information about Kroger Health’s testing, visit their website.