Thursday is the last full day to get a free COVID-19 test at a federally funded mega-surge site in Tuscaloosa.

The drive-thru site, hosted by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the city of Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa County, opened last week and was made possible by funding from the CARES Act.

Drive-thru, self-administered COVID-19 tests will are available free of charge at the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Training and Logistics Center at 3311 Kauloosa Avenue until 5 p.m. Thursday.

The site will also open Friday morning, from 9 a.m. until noon, before it closes and the free testing is no longer locally available.

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Supplies are limited, so those interested are encouraged to come sooner rather than later. The City of Tuscaloosa is also encouraging people to register online prior to testing, at this link in order to ensure quicker testing.

People seeking tests can get one for any reason -- you do not have to be symptomatic or exposed to the virus to get a free test at the site.

For more updates on any new COVID-19 testing sites as they become available, stay tuned to The Tuscaloosa Thread.

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