Free Community Antigen Testing for COVID-19 Starts This Weekend
tests offered at Memorial HS in partnership with UWEC
Memorial High School in Eau Claire will serve as a free drive-up rapid testing site for COVID-19 this weekend, Nov. 14 and 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, in partnership with UW-Eau Claire in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Community members who are asymptomatic can be tested for free from noon to 8pm in the parking lot of Memorial High School, 2225 Keith St. Signs will direct people to the testing location.
Pre-register for the test at www.doineedacovid19test.com.
You can read the full press release here:
Community antigen testing for COVID-19 begins Saturday at Memorial High School
(Eau Claire, WI) – In partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Memorial High School in Eau Claire will host a free drive-up rapid testing site this weekend, Nov. 14 and 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, for community members who aren’t experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The antigen testing site will be open from noon to 8 p.m. and take place in the parking lot at Memorial High School, 2225 Keith St. The entrance for the testing site is on Keith Street where UW-Eau Claire staff and signs will direct people to the testing location.
People should pre-register for the test here.
The testing is intended to identify asymptomatic individuals who are positive for COVID-19 and are at risk of spreading the virus unknowingly.
The community testing is available through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the UW System, including UW-Eau Claire, because of a surge of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin. UW-Eau Claire has expanded its antigen testing to off-campus students, faculty, staff and their dependents. The university has tested students living in on-campus dormitories since September.
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department said the antigen testing site is a good option for people who live or work in a group setting, interact with vulnerable populations, travel frequently for work or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.