Portage County adds extra testing date
For the City Times
PORTAGE COUNTY – Due to the response for June 10 testing, Portage County officials and the Wisconsin National Guard have added an extra COVID testing date.
“In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the tremendous response received from the June 10 free community testing event, an extra testing date has been scheduled for Thursday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or until tests are no longer available,” a county release said. “The Wisconsin National Guard will be offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing in which a nasal swab test will be conducted. Drive-up testing will be available at Portage County Health and Human Services, in the back parking lot, at 817 Whiting Avenue in Stevens Point.”
Testing is offered to all Portage County and Wisconsin residents ages five and older who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or, are demonstrating one or more of the following symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills, or muscle aches.
No appointment is necessary, and testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Generally, test results are known within 48 hours of samples being submitted.
Ascension Medical Group, Aspirus- Stevens Point Campus, and Marshfield Clinic continue to offer testing opportunities. Other free community testing events can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm.