Contributed by the Monroe County Health Department
The Monroe County Health Department and Monroe County Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the City of Tomah to host a community drive-through Covid-19 testing site from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1721 Winnebago Ave., Tomah.
Nasal swab tests will be conducted. This testing site is open to anyone who is 5 and older. Individuals do not need to have symptoms to get tested.
Lines may become long, and attendees need to remain in their vehicles. Attendees should bring books or other in-car entertainment. No antibody testing will be completed at this time.
Individuals can preregister the day of the event or register in their cars while they wait. Go to www.register.covidconnect.wi.gov. Each person must register individually, but you can use the same email address to register other family members. You will be emailed one QR code for every person registered, even if you use the same email address. Have your QR code ready when you’re at the testing site; you will need to show it to staff at least twice.
If you don’t register online, you will still be tested. Staff will be available to register you. No identification is necessary; you’ll be asked your name, birthday, address, phone number, race, ethnicity, and gender. By asking for race, ethnicity, and gender, we can better identify possible disparities. You do not need to be a Monroe County resident to get tested. Spanish interpreters will be available.
Additional guidance, including a traffic-entry-point map, will be added as they are available. Additional information will be on our Facebook page and on our website at http://healthymonroecowi.org/covid-19.