COVID testing expanded
Site to be open three days a week at ADRC
For the City Times
Portage County Health and Human Services (PCHHS) will help provide an additional date for free COVID-19 testing, available at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), 1519 Water Street in Stevens Point.
In addition to the Tuesday and Thursday dates, the Wisconsin National Guard will provide testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the ADRC.
“Please access the ADRC from Arlington Place, turning South onto Elk Street and the entrance will be clearly marked. We encourage people to preregister using COVID Connect for all testing days,” a department release said.
This testing is for all Wisconsin residents who are at least 5 years old and are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or are identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
PCHHS encourages people to be tested five to seven days after their last contact with a person who tested positive.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever and chills, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fatigue and body/muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
In addition to the 300 tests collected by Portage County Public Health and Emergency Medical Services, the Wisconsin National Guard will aim to collect an added 300 samples.
Testing will occur weekly on Mondays through Dec. 7. Tuesday and Thursday testing will continue through Dec. 17, except dates observed as a national holiday.
Individuals tested will receive their test results through email, if provided, or a phone call within three to seven days after being tested. If they have not received their results within five days, they may call the COVID Hotline at 1-866-419-6988.