COVID test results notifications explained

by Cristin Parker

If you got tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rusk or Alto recently, there’re a couple ways you should have been notified of your results.

Citizens who qualified to take advantage of the two mobile testing events held on May 4 in Rusk and May 11 in Alto may have further steps to take, depending on the results of their tests.

“Those who got tested, if you were negative, you should have received a text message at the registered phone number with the negative for Covid-19 notification,” Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator Sergio Servin said. “If you had been deemed positive, you should have received a phone call with further instructions.

“At this time we do not know what the status of any of those tests are. This is something that was not organized by Cherokee County -- however, we are doing everything we can to obtain the information.”

Anyone that was tested during either one of the recent local events can also reach out via email to You will need to provide your name and record number. The record number should have been provided to you at the testing site.