Wisconsin National Guard to assist with COVID-19 testing in Wood County
For the City Times
WOOD COUNTY – The Wisconsin National Guard will assist the Wood County Health Department with COVID-19 Testing. The Guard will provide drive-through style COVID-19 nasal swab testing in Wisconsin Rapids May 8-9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The event will be located at the Wood County Highway Department, 555 17th Ave. North, Wisconsin Rapids.
Appointments are required, by calling 715-421-8931.
Be prepared to provide a current address, county of residence, and phone number when you arrive for testing. Testing at this event is free and is open to any Wisconsin resident experiencing symptoms. Anyone five years and older with any current symptom – fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches – is eligible for testing.
“Positive cases that are identified through this event will be isolated. Contact tracing of these cases will be used to stop further spread in our communities. If there are not many positive cases, we can use that data to explore reopening activities. A lack of positive cases as a result of this event doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. Physical distancing has and will continue to be an effective strategy at minimizing the spread of disease,” said Wood County Health Officer/Director Sue Kunferman.
For more information, visit www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Health or find the Wood County Health Department on Facebook.