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Door County offering free COVID-19 testing sites through December

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 15:53:53-04

STURGEON BAY (NBC 26) -- Door County is offering free COVID-19 testing for the community on a weekly recurring basis. The test offerings are part of a partnership between the county and the Wisconsin National Guard.

The county says the testing will begin on October 19th and run through December 7th. Testing will occur every Monday during that span from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The location of the testing site will rotate each week between a northern and a central site. The northern site will be located at the Sister Bay Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road, Sister Bay. The central site will be located at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station 421, Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay.

The dates of the northern site are October 19th, November 2nd, 16th, 30th. The dates of the central site are October 26th, November 9th, 23rd, December 7th.

The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but registration isn't required. To be tested you must be experiencing at least a mild case of one of the COVID-19 symptoms: coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell, congestion, sore throat, fever, muscle pain, nausea, chills, headache, and/or diarrhea.

This is a drive-thru testing site and anyone getting tested must stay in their vehicle. A nasal swab will be used to collect a sample by a uniformed member of the Wisconsin National Guard.

The county says testing will be done on a first come first serve basis and will not be operating outside of the scheduled times.