Two new coronavirus testing sites opened in the City of Milwaukee Monday morning. The testing is free to public and no appointment is necessary.
Testing at the parking lot along 2701 S. Chase Ave., outside of UMOS, started at 8:00 a.m., but Robert Husslein arrived hours before testing started.
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“I want to get tested and be one of the first because I knew there would be a great big crowd here today,” said Robert.
He said he is feeling shortness of breath symptoms.
“I don’t think it’s related to COVID but I want to make sure,” said Robert.
Robert knows the impact of the virus firsthand. His 93-year-old father spent a month in the VA Hospital fighting for his life.
“It was very hard, emotional and trying, we didn’t know from day to day if he was going to live,” said Robert.
His father was recently released last Wednesday. Robert said he is now getting tested as a precautionary measure.
Peter Hill said he also came out to get tested as a precautionary measure. He is a delivery driver, has asthma, and a heart condition. He said the hardest part about the pandemic is not seeing his adult kids.
“I want to see my kids and until everybody is tested and we can figure things out, we are not going to get ahead of this,” said Hill.
The second testing site is located at 5825 W. Hope Ave. in the Midtown Center.
The National Guard said they can test up to 500 people per site. You can get tested even if you are not experiencing any coronavirus symptoms.