Next testing site at B-T High July 28
The Trempealeau County Health Department and Emergency Management, Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics, School District of Blair-Taylor, and the Wisconsin National Guard are hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Blair-Taylor High School, N31024 Elland Rd, on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This will be the third community testing site conducted by the National Guard. The first came on May 20 in Arcadia when 200 specimens were collected with five positive tests. More recently, 158 specimens were collected at Eleva-Strum High School last week Monday with 18 positive tests.
Event hosts are planning for the maximum number of tests to be utilized and available at the testing site. If testing kits run out before the end of the event, Health Department staff will update the following:
• Trempealeau County COVID-19 website: www.co.trempealeau.wi.us/coronavirus
• Trempealeau County Health Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Trempealeau-County-Health-Department-2172789317...
The COVID-19 testing event is for any Wisconsin resident age five or older experiencing at least one symptom of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID 19 can be mild and include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell.
Testing also is available for anyone who has been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Testing will be done by nasal swab and there is no cost to participate. The hosts ask that all community members wear a mask at this event to protect the staff collecting information.