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[PHOTOS] Army National Guard COVID-19 Testing in Eau Claire

photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Wisconsin Army National Guard, in conjunction with local public health authorities, conducted free COVID-19 testing on Sunday and Monday, May 10-11, at the Prevea Health Clinic, 617 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Over the course of two days, 504 tests were conducted, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department reported. Results were expected in the ensuing 24-48 hours.

“We’re very grateful to the Army National Guard for their assistance with this testing site, and the other sites in our region,” said Lieske Giese, director of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. “This was a very valuable opportunity to offer free testing for those that need it, and to get a moment-in-time snapshot of disease in our community.”

As of Tuesday, May 12, 61 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Eau Claire County. As of May 6, 26 of those diagnosed with the virus in the county had completed their isolation period and were no longer considered infectious.

More information about the local coronavirus response can be found at covid19eauclaire.org. Members of the public with questions are encouraged to call the Eau Claire COVID-19 Call Center at (715) 831-7425.

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