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Fond du Lac County opening free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 14:04:27-04

FOND DU LAC COUNTY — A free drive thru COVID-19 testing site is opening at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Free tests will be administered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. between Oct. 22 and Dec. 10. However, the site will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Important Details

The fairgrounds is located at 520 Fond du Lac Ave. The Fond du Lac County Health Department recommends pre-registering 24 hours in advance to getting tested. You can register by clicking on this link. However, if you do not register before hand, you will still be tested. It will just take longer.

If you are going to get a test, you should remain in your vehicle. Even if you don't have a vehicle you can still get a test. Mask are required.

Tests are available to anyone 5-years-old and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

While registering for a test you will be asked to provide your name, birth date, address, phone number, race, ethnicity and gender.

Negative results will be e-mailed. If you test positive, you will be called by contract tracing staff. It takes about three to seven business days to get results back.

You should get tested if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • chills
  • muscle aches
  • loss of taste or smell

Also, if the testing site reaches capacity, it could close early. The press release from the Fond du Lac County Health Department did not mention what the capacity was.

For more information, visit the Fond du Lac County COVID-19 webpage.

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