By Ruth Cummins,
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading an effort to address the state’s community COVID-19 outbreak by offering triage for symptoms via a new smartphone telehealth app and collection of testing samples at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.
Residents who believe they have symptoms of the virus must start the triage process beginning Monday by using the free app, C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage, created by the Medical Center and C Spire. The app is available for screening from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week.
Only those triaged for risk through the app can take part in the collection of samples, at no cost, at the Fairgrounds beginning Tuesday. They must arrive at their scheduled time and present an identification number given to them from the app.