Free Drive-Through COVID Testing Planned for Dunn County on Monday
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Dunn County is working with the Boyceville Community School District and the Wisconsin National Guard to offer a free, community COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Boyceville.
The testing event will be 11am to 7pm on Monday, Aug. 24, at Tiffany Creek Elementary School, 161 East St., Boyceville. (Boyceville is about 15 miles northwest of Menomonie.)
Online registration is encouraged to secure a time slot through register.covidconnect.wi.gov.
The free tests are available to any Wisconsin resident 5 years or older who is currently sick with any of these COVID-19 symptoms:
- shortness of breath or difficult breathing
- repeated shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- new loss of taste or smell
Following testing, people should return directly to their home and isolate themselves until they receive their test results and further guidance from public health officials. Isolation means stay home, separate yourself from other people in your home, and wash your hands often. People will be notified of their test results using an online portal for negative results and by phone for positive results within about 3-4 days.
Testing through the collection site will be free of cost. Please check the Facebook page before you leave home for updates and to see if testing kits are still available. If testing kits run out before the end of the event, the Facebook page will be updated.
If you have questions, call the Dunn County Health Department at (715) 232-2388.