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County adds second COVID-19 specimen collection center
No confirmed cases of virus in Coconino County

As of March 18, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County. (Graphic/Coconino County)

As of March 18, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County. (Graphic/Coconino County)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County has set-up a second drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site. The additional site will begin collecting specimens beginning at 9 a.m. March 18 at Coconino Community College, East Campus, 3000 N. Fourth St. Flagstaff, Arizona.

There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County.

The other testing site is located at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, Arizona. Testing sites are not open to the public.

Drive-up specimen collection is available to those who meet the testing criteria from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at each location. Weekend hours will be announced by March 20. Collection of specimens outside of a hospital or medical office is intended to keep other patients safe from possible spread of illness.

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As of March 18, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County. (Graphic/Coconino County)

Individuals must meet criteria, as determined by their provider, to qualify for testing. An order from a healthcare provider or from the Coconino County Health and Human Service COVID-19 Response Team is required. People must bring a photo identification that matches the information in the medical order. Once complete, the specimen will be taken to a test site for COVID-19 testing. The time it takes for results to be returned will depend on the volume of tests.

The county has established a COVID-19 Information Line from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily for people who have questions. The Information Line number is (928) 679-7300. People can also email questions to: COVID19Information@coconino.az.gov.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. As a reminder, CCHHS recommends taking these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

Get a seasonal flu shot

Wash hands frequently.

Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.

Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Cover your mouth with your upper sleeve or with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Stay home when you are sick.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Information provided by Coconino County

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