COVID-19 testing coming to four area counties

Date: June 10, 2020 | Category: News

If you want to undergo a free COVID-19 test, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has scheduled several events in the Care Connection region as part of a surveillance program.
The tests are part of a two-week effort to determine the prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
“If prevalence is low, this will help reassure citizens that it is safe to begin re-engaging in the community and returning to somewhat normal operations,” the health department stated in a news release. “If prevalence is higher, quick and proactive steps will be taken to keep the virus from spreading further in the community.”
Anyone who wishes to be tested with a nasal swab for an active COVID-19 infection can do so at the sites at no cost. Only Missouri residents may be tested, but they need not be a resident of the county where the testing is done and do not need have any symptoms of COVID.
These communities in the Care Connection area are hosting testing events:
–Warrensburg, Johnson County, June 14.
–Sedalia, Pettis County, June 15.
–Higginsville, Lafayette County, June 16.
–Carrollton, Carroll County, June 17.
–Keytesville, Chariton County, June 17.
Appointments may be made online: https://dcphdo02redcap.azurewebsites.net/redcap/surveys/?s=DEX3J7THHM
Those without online access may call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline for registration assistance at 877-435-8411.