UPDATE: Nearly 250 people tested for COVID-19 at mass testing event in Abbotsford

COVID-19 testing sign. (WBAY Photo)
COVID-19 testing sign. (WBAY Photo)(WBAY)
Published: May. 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT
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According to Tony Gonzalez, the Marathon County Health Department liaison, nearly 250 people were tested for COVID-19 Friday in Abbotsford.

The Marathon County Health Department and Clark County Health Department coordinated with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide free COVID-19 testing in Central Wisconsin. The National Guard provided drive-through and walk-up style COVID-19 nasal swab testing at Abbotsford High School.

No appointments were necessary. Anyone 5 years and older with any current symptom was eligible for testing. Symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches.

Those who were tested will get their results within 3-5 days.

“Anyone who gets tested who has symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine until they receive their results,” said Joan Theurer, Marathon County Health Officer. “The test is quick, easy, and free for the public.”

Test results will be provided via phone by the National Guard or the Department of Health Services.