Cumberland County launches drive-up COVID-19 testing and text alerts for coronavirus info

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Cumberland County officials Monday announced a text update system for coronavirus notifications and a pilot drive-up COVID-19 testing area.

The new drive-up test collection will begin Tuesday by appointment and referral only, according to a news release from Cumberland County officials.

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The site is a pilot project open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Public Health Center, 1235 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville.

Officials noted the effort would only operate “while supplies last and staffing is available.”

Click here for more details about the project, including information about people without insurance.

Meanwhile Monday, Cumberland County set up a text alert system to provide information regarding COVID-19. To receive information on a cellphone about COVID-19 in Cumberland County, text CCDPHCOVID19 to 888777.

Moore County also announced a similar texting system on Monday. Moore County residents can text MOCOVID19 to 888777 to sign up. The system will send local alerts concerning coronavirus specific information, officials said.

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