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Wausau to host weekly COVID testing beginning Oct. 20

A member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard explains to a patient how testing for COVID-19 works at a drive-thru testing event in Wausau on Oct. 2, 2020.
A member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard explains to a patient how testing for COVID-19 works at a drive-thru testing event in Wausau on Oct. 2, 2020.(WSAW Emily Davies)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 3:35 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Marathon County Health Department will be hosting free COVID-19 testing weekly on Tuesdays with the aid of the Wisconsin National Guard. Testing begins next Tuesday, Oct. 20.

According to a news release, the event will provide drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing at Marathon County Emergency Management Office, 1308 West Street in Wausau.

Three-hundred tests will be performed on a first-come first-served basis. Testing begins at 8 a.m. and will be provided until 4 p.m., or until they are gone. Testing is for those ages 5 and up with symptoms or close contacts.

Registration for testing can be done electronically. Staff will assist people with registering if needed, but everyone is strongly encouraged to register early.

Instructions can be found at:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02721.pdf (English)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02721s.pdf (Spanish)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02721h.pdf (Hmong)

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