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Gov. Tony Evers, DHS announce expansion of COVID-19 community testing sites

Gov. Tony Evers, DHS announce expansion of COVID-19 community testing sites
Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 15:30:45-04

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm announced an expansion of the state's COVID-19 community testing sites.

The announcement said there would be 71 new, free community testing sites that would be available in more than 50 counties and seven tribal nations. The sites will have the capacity to test 48,000 people each week.

“Testing is a critically important part of our state’s response to this pandemic, and we want to make it easier for those who need a test to get a test,” said Evers in a press release. “Distance is one barrier that we can do something about, and one of the ways to address this issue is to offer testing in more places.”

The sites will be available through Dec. 10 and will vary by availability during the week/month.

The sites will be staffed by the Wisconsin National Guard and are funded by CARES Act money.

To view a list of testing sites, click here.

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