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COVID-19 Testing Approved for Commercial Truck Drivers in Arkansas

As commercial truck drivers have continued to deliver hope and essential services, it is important they have confidence in their health while they pick up and deliver loads across the country and return to their homes and communities. Arkansas Trucking Association has worked with the Department of Health to identify 30 local health units in the state where professional truck drivers can receive a COVID-19 test.

The clinic locations shown below are open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. It is recommended to call ahead and make an appointment, but it is not required. Drivers should bring theirCDL and insureance card and expect to wear a mask while visiting the clinic. TAhere is no out-out-pocket expense for the test. Result times vary but average 2 to 3 business days.

Please note, a negative test result is a snapshot in time and only means that you did not have the virus at the time of the test. Individuals can still get sick and should continue to follow distancing guideline, wear face coverings in public, and wash hands often. A positive COVID-19 test means you currenlty have the virus, even if you have no symptoms. You should take every precaution to keep from spreading to others. Positive test results will be reported to the Arkansas Deparment of Health who will contact you to give proper isolation instructions, assist in monitoring symptoms, and help get medical help right away if you have problems due to COVID-19, such as trouble breathing, confusion, or blush lips or face.

The Arkansas Trucking Association is proud of our commercial truck drivers and advocated to make this testing avaliable. If you have any questions, contact Shannon Newton at 501-372-3462 or shannonnewton@arkansastrucking.com.

In Polk County, the health unit is located at 702 Hornbeck. The phone number is 479-394-27.7

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