Organization tests kids for COVID-19 for free in Madison

Free COVID testing for student athletes

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - With no COVID-19 vaccine available right now for children, testing for the virus plays a big factor in their health and reducing the spread.

To ensure student-athletes are getting tested for the virus, the Compound of Madison along with other community partners provided free COVID-19 testing to area athletes.

On Wednesday, more than 20 students were tested for the virus, for free.

Organizers say this is a way to keep athletes on the field and mitigate the spread.

“Students of course, they’re not eligible to get a vaccination so testing I think is still going to be necessary for them to stay safe, in turn their parents, grandparents, other people they come in contact with,” Lamont Dupree, associate director for North Alabama AHEC said.

Dupree says his organization will be setting up other sites for COVID tests, we’ll keep you posted on the dates.

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