Racine County announces free drive-thru COVID-19 testing, no appointment needed

Posted at 4:31 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 17:35:53-04

WISCONSIN — For a limited time, Wisconsin citizens can head to a free drive-thru testing site and get tested for COVID-19 without and appointment.

From Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15, Wisconsin residents with symptoms can head to Burlington High School and be tested for COVID-19. No appointment is necessary.

Each day, the site will be able to conduct 300 nasal swab tests. These tests will be conducted by the Wisconsin National Guard. Anyone who is at least 5-years-old can be tested, but minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“Many people with COVID-19 symptoms have been unable to get tested for a variety of reasons,” said Central Racine County Health Officer, Margaret Gesner. “The goal of this clinic is to provide access to testing to anyone in the community with symptoms."

The testing site will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 400 McCanna Pkwy in Burlington.

According to a press release from Racine County, "People should enter the testing site from the driveway north of the high school from McCanna Parkway."

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