GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: All Brown County essential workers eligible for free coronavirus testing

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach announced on Saturday that all essential workers can now receive free COVID-19 testing.

Streckenback says that starting on May 11, all essential workers in Brown County are eligible for free coronavirus testing at the counties two sites which are located at the Resch Center site in Ashwaubenon, and the CASA Alba site in downtown Green Bay.

The County Executive informs residents that all essential workers who would like a COVID-19 test must schedule an appointment, online at www.StayHealthyBC.com or by calling 2-1-1.

Both sites are said to offer drive-through and walk-up appointments as well as translation services that include Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

The Resch Center site in Ashwaubenon, and the CASA Alba site in downtown Green Bay, are reported to be open for testing at the following dates and times, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Both sites will be closed on Sunday.

Streckenback states, “We are pleased to be able to expand our community testing to all of our essential workers, regardless of whether or not they have any symptoms of COVID-19.”

He continues, “These are the people who are keeping our community moving and operating…This is another important step in stopping the spread and flattening the curve.”

Original Story: Second community testing site opens in Brown County

THURSDAY 5/7/2020 6:59 a.m.

Brown County’s number of positive coronavirus tests increased by nearly 100 cases between Tuesday and Wednesday.

To keep up with the growing number of people needing tests, the county opened up a second community testing site in downtown Green Bay at the Casa ALBA Melanie Hispanic Center.

The first testing center in Ashwaubenon at the Resch Center has performed nearly 2,000 tests since it opened last week.

Health officials hope to perform about 400 tests each day in the downtown location for a total of about 850 tests being done in Brown County every day.

Both sites will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment or go to stayhealthybc.com

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