Thrive Alabama COVID-19 positive results spike

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June 18, 2020

Huntsville, Ala. –Thrive Alabama has seen a significant spike in positive COVID-19 testing numbers.  Thrive Alabama began providing COVID-19 testing to the public on March 20. Since that time testing has yielded 3% positive test results, but positive results jumped to 14% last week.

Thrive Alabama CEO, Mary Elizabeth Marr says, “Huntsville must continue to social distance. People must wear masks. We must take this seriously. As a community, we can beat this, but we are not out of the woods yet.”

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the public take precautions such as:
  • Washing hands often with soap and water
  • Avoiding close contact (try to remain 6 feet apart from anyone who is not a member of your household and/or a sick household member)
  • Wearing a facial covering over your nose and mouth
  • Covering cough and sneezes
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Monitoring your own health

Thrive Alabama continues regular drive-up COVID-19 testing to the public weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays at First Baptist Church of Huntsville 600 Governors Drive (enter from St. Clair Ave).  People do not need to have symptoms to be tested. No co-pay is required for insured people, but please bring your insurance card. No fee is required for uninsured people. Visit for updated times and dates. Due to weather or testing supply availability, day and time is subject to change. To stay informed about COVID-19 testing follow Thrive Alabama on Facebook and Instagram.

If you have questions about your own risk factors or have other health concerns, please consider making a televist with one of our primary care providers at 256-536-4700.

Thrive Alabama is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with clinics in Huntsville, Florence, and Albertville. The agency serves more than 4,000 people with services that include adult primary healthcare, pediatrics, behavioral healthcare, sexually transmitted infection treatment, HIV prevention, nutritional counseling, social work services, and more.

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Jay Hixon
Communications and Event Specialist