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Drive thru screening of individuals for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) began Thursday, March 19, at Lillian M. Hudspeth Hospital and Sonora Rural Health Clinic in Sonora.

The drive thru screening service is an effort by LMH and Sonora Clinic to make testing more accessible to the public amid increased concerns over Coronavirus.

As of Thursday afternoon, LMH reported there were no confirmed cases in Sonora. One person was tested and results are pending.

The external screening site, located in front of the hospital entrance beside the clinic at 308 Hudspeth Street, is another precaution implemented by the hospital district in response to the Coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States.

Screening for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is based upon a questionnaire and a body temperature check.

Any person who answers yes or presents with a fever will be examined by a health care professional who may recommend testing.

Once tested, individuals will be asked to self-quarantine until they are notified by their medical provider with the results of the test.

The days and hours for the outdoor screening site are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.