STEVENS POINT – The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free drive-through COVID-19 testing on June 10 in Stevens Point in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Drive-up nasal swab testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Portage County Health and Human Services, in the back parking lot, at 817 Whiting Ave.
Testing is offered to all Portage County and Wisconsin residents ages 5 and older who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or, are demonstrating one or more of the following symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills or muscle aches.
Testing is targeted for those who think they may have been exposed at the following businesses from May 30-June 4: Papa Joe’s Bar, Len Dudas Motors, The Final Score, Partners Pub and Grill, Silver Coach Restaurant, Amber Grill and the Anytime Fitness in Plover.
No appointment is necessary and testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Generally, test results are known within 48 hours of samples being submitted.
Participants will be asked to provide a current address, identify county of residence, a phone number and answer screening questions. Participants are to remain in their vehicles at all times. National Guard members will be in uniform and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, masks, and gloves while conducting tests.
Drivers will be directed to enter the drive-through testing at Portage County HHS from Highway HH to Whiting Avenue. Individuals tested will be advised to return directly home and self-isolate themselves until they receive their test results and further guidance from public health. Each participant will be informed of their results by phone.
Ascension Medical Group, Aspirus-Stevens Point Campus and Marshfield Clinic continue to offer testing opportunities. Other free community testing events can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website, https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm.
If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or text COVID-19 to 211-211.