PCHHS and National Guard host drive-through testing event
For The City Times
PORTAGE COUNTY – Portage County Health and Human Services and the Wisconsin National Guard will host a free drive-through COVID-19 testing event on Sept. 22, 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, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or until tests run out.
Testing is offered to all Portage County and Wisconsin residents age 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.
Participants will be asked to provide a current address, identify county of residence, a phone number and answer screening questions. Participants are to remain in their vehicles at all times. National Guard members will be in uniform and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, masks, and gloves while conducting tests.
Ascension Medical Group, Aspirus, and Marshfield Clinic continue to offer testing opportunities. Other free community testing events can be found at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm.
For more information, call 2-1-1 or text COVID-19 to 211-211.