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COVID-19 curbside testing moved to Pott. Co. Health Dept.

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The Pottawatomie County Health Department, along with Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is holding a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until supplies are no longer available. The outdoor clinic has been moved curbside at the Pottawatomie County Health Department.

The Pottawatomie County Health Department invites those 18 years and older who are experiencing a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, accompanied by a cough or shortness of breath, to get tested at the drive-thru clinic. Testing is free and does not require insurance.

Clients will be asked to answer screening questions through their car window and will need to give verbal consent to be tested. Health department providers will use a nasal swab test that will be transported to a lab for testing results.

“This clinic is valuable to the public and will assist us in better understanding the scope of COVID-19 within this community,” said Jackie Kanak, administrative director for the Pottawatomie County Health Department.

For more information about COVID-19 or testing, please visit Coronavirus.health.ok.gov or call the Coronavirus hotline at 1-877-215-8336 or 211.