COVID-19 testing site in Waukesha closes early due to 'overwhelming demand'

Posted at 8:24 AM, Jul 21, 2020

WAUKESHA. Wis. -- In its first day, the Waukesha COVID-19 testing site had to close early due to "overwhelming demand."

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Waukesha County is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to test people at the Waukesha County Expo Center. The testing is free, but you do have to have symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow said that the drive-thru site was closing early Tuesday due to overwhelming demand. Farrow said those who were in line before 1:30 p.m. will be able to get tested, but may need to wait up to three hours in order to get tested.

Testing at the Expo Center will take place from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Those who want to be tested are asked to pre-register online here in order to reduce wait times at the test site. 300 tests will be available and the site will stay open until tests run out on Wednesday.

There are other testing areas in Waukesha County, but they require appointments. Get more information on that here.

The Waukesha County Expo Center is located at 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha.

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