Central District Health Department Launches Driving COVID Tests

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – The central district health department’s new COVID testing clinic began on Wednesday morning and they say they are off to a good start.

The department was unsure of what to expect, but told Local4 News about 30 people showed up for testing on day one.

CDHD director Teresa Anderson said she hopes that with the tests now free, quick and easy, more people will sign up if they don’t feel well. With more testing, she said they could get a better idea of ​​the amount of virus in our area.

“We didn’t have tests available for people who were preparing to travel and needed a test or for people who were perhaps feeling a little sick but not sick enough to seek medical attention and just wondering. a little bit, ”Anderson said. “So this is an opportunity for people who have been exposed after 3 to 5 days to come and get tested so you know.”

They plan to offer the drive-thru vaccines on Monday and Tuesday, and testing will be carried out Wednesday through Friday.

“We’re going to do it for up to a week and if the demand seems to increase a lot, we’ll probably move our vaccines in the gates and leave the tests there,” Anderson said.

It is recommended to register in advance on the website of the Ministry of Health, but it is not mandatory.

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