Russell County Hospital cancels Community Health Screening

Russell County Hospital will not be offering its annual Community Health Screening this year, according to a release from the hospital.

The hospital plans to resume the service in 2021.

“Russell County Hospital has taken great pride in offering a service to our community for over 20 years that has grown to 2,000 people obtaining annual lab work over a two-week period,” the release stated. “We have attempted for weeks to come up with a way to safely offer this service to the community during this COVID-19 pandemic and don’t feel we can do so at this time.”

The hospital encourages citizens to continue practicing frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask when in public.

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