Residents urged to continue using TestNebraska drive-through events at Red Willow County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Residents urged to continue using TestNebraska drive-through events at Red Willow Fairgrounds

McCOOK, Neb. -- Residents of Nebraska are encouraged to continue using the free TestNebraska program to test for COVID-19. Community Hospital has added drive-through TestNebraska events on Wednesdays in December and January from 8 to 10 AM at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Merchant building. Dates are December 2, 16, 30 and January 13 and 27.

Preregistration is encouraged by going to Individuals applying for TestNebraska MUST have a Nebraska address. Registration is only available seven days prior to the testing event. Eligible residents will receive a QR code, unique to that specific individual and not transferable. Bring the QR code and your driver’s license to the appointment.

For any residents who do not have Internet, appointments can be made at the test sites, but all individuals are encouraged to make reservations at home prior to coming to the testing site if at all possible. If appointment times are unavailable online, please arrive at the testing site during the testing to be registered.

Get tested at TestNebraska if you were exposed to someone COVID-positive or COVID-suspected—even if you don’t have symptoms or your symptoms are mild. This will help to slow the spread of the virus and to protect those who are vulnerable.

Those tested through TestNebraska will receive an email in up to 72 hours with a link with their unique ID number to retrieve their test. Please do not call the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, or Community Hospital for your test results. If there has been no communication from TestNebraska, call (402) 207 9377. Participants who test positive will also receive a phone call from the health department, so submitting an accurate phone number is important.

Testing is conducted by Community Hospital staff on behalf of TestNebraska.

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