Sep 15, 2020 8:54 PM

Community-wide COVID testing available next 2 Saturdays

Posted Sep 15, 2020 8:54 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department wanted to stress to the public to become part of the COVID-19 community-wide testing. The testing started two weekends ago in an effort to get a better idea of the actual positive test rate for the pandemic.

The testing is free and open to the public Sept. 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or the first 250 tests conducted. 

The testing will be conducted at the Hutchinson Clinic 2107 Building driveway. To qualify for testing, you need to be a resident of Reno County, be asymptomatic, not be a direct contact of someone that has COVID-19, have not tested positive in the last 90 days to COVID-19 and have not been tested in the last 30 days.

The Health Department urges the public to continue to be vigilant by washing your hands, social distance by at least six feet or more, wear a mask when you are in public places and stay at home if you are not feeling well. 

It is very important that people continue to follow the guidelines to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.