Mass drive-thru COVID-19 testing event held in Cape Girardeau

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Cape Girardeau County

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and Missouri National Guard held a drive-through COVID-19 testing event in Cape Girardeau County on Friday, June 5.

The tests were open to all residents of Missouri who register online.

The testing was also eligible for those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

“We are grateful to the state for making this opportunity possible,” says Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Director Jane Wernsman. “Testing is extremely important in this pandemic, and kits have been difficult to get. The more testing that is done – on symptomatic as well as asymptomatic residents – the more we will continue to learn about how this disease spreads and how prevalent it is in our communities.”

Testing was available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau.

Online registration was required through DHSS or by calling the state hotline at 877-435-8411.

Members of the National Guard collected the specimen and it was be sent to a lab for processing.

Patients will be notified of their results by the Department of Health and Senior Services within seven days.

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