2003 Local Corona Virus React 5

Russell Pigg, CEO of the North Alabama Medical Center, tells officials who gathered Monday for a press conference on local preparations for the coronavirus pandemic that his hospital is ready "take care of a surge capacity" if that becomes necessary. Lauderdale County EMA Director George Grabryan, standing to the right of Pigg, said all testing for the disease must be conducted through the county health departments. [MATT MCKEAN/TIMESDAILY]

FLORENCE — Shoals hospitals are prepared to treat patients having the symptoms of the coronavirus, but they don't have the ability to test to see if patients have the disease.

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