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UPDATE: Waushara County Health Department offers free drive-thru coronavirus testing

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WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Waushara County Health Department announced on June 2 that it will be offering free COVID-19 drive-thru testing on June 11.

Health officials said it will be a nasal swab test for all residents 5 years of age and older.

Residents do not need to be experiencing symptoms to receive a test and health officials remind those being tested that this is not an antibody test.

The health department said the drive-thru test will be on June 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. located at the Waushara County Fairground.

To make an appointment call the Waushara County Health Department at 920-787-6590.

Original Story: Coronavirus community testing events scheduled in Waushara County

TUESDAY 5/5/2020 11:02 a.m.

WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Four coronavirus community testing events will be offered in Waushara County.

County health officials say the events will be free of charge and will consist of drive-through testing. The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 in Wild Rose. To be tested, residents must make an appointment with the Waushara County Health Department by calling 920-787-6590.

The May 12 testing site will be at the Wild Rose Fire Department from noon to 5 p.m.

Additional community testing sites and information will be announced in the coming days, according to health officials. Anyone experiencing symptoms is advised to contact a healthcare provider and get tested or schedule an appointment at a community testing facility.

Symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • Fever, defined as a measured temperature greater than 100.4°F
  • Subjective fever, for example, if a person feels unusually warm to the touch or reports sensations similar to previous experiences of fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Chills or rigors (repetitive shaking chills)
  • Muscle aches (myalgia)
  • New loss of taste or smell

Waushara County health officials say any Wisconsin resident years-old and older experiencing symptoms is welcome at the event. Parental consent is needed for those between the ages of 5 and 17.

A community testing site for Brown County residents and those working within the county opened at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Monday.

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