Abbotsford – COVID-19 nasal swab testing will be available July 9 and July 10 in Abbotsford, which has experienced recent outbreaks of the virus.

Marathon County Health Department, Clark County Health Department,
and Family Health La Clinica will provide the testing from noon to 8 p.m. July 9 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10 with the aid of the Wisconsin National Guard.

The event will provide drive-through and walk-up style testing at 1011 E. Spruce St., which is the parking lot of the Dollar General. Spanish language support will be available.

Community members do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. However, it is strongly encouraged that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 seek testing. Symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches. Participants must be 5 years of age or older.

If someone has been identified as being a close contact with a positive case, they may be asked to participate at the request of their public health department. Public health staff investigates each positive case to determine who they may have exposed during their infectious period. If you have a known exposure or are considered a close contact, a public health staff member will call you to guide you through quarantine and COVID-testing options.

Family Health La Clinica, a Wisconsin Community Health Center, will have bilingual Spanish/English health education staff on-site to provide information on preventing the spread of COVID, what to expect if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and answer any questions.