Door County is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to offer free COVID-19 testing for the community every Monday beginning Oct. 19 and continuing through dec. 7. Testing will be offered from 8 am – 4 pm.
The location of the testing site will rotate each week between a northern and a central site within the County to allow for as much of the County to have access to testing as possible.
The county reported 19 new positive tests for Covid-19 Thursday, and 72 active cases. On Wednesday Door County Medical Center reported that hospitalizations for the virus have spiked and its surge plan activated.
Wisconsin now reports 1,043 patients hospitalized with the virus, including 168 in northeastern Wisconsin. Kewaunee County reports 851 cases.
The northern Door County test site will be located at the Sister Bay Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road Sister Bay. The central Door County test site will be located at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station, 421 Michigan St Sturgeon Bay.
The dates of the northern site are Oct. 19, Nov. 2, 16, 30. The dates of the central site are Oct. 26, Nov. 9, 23, and Dec. 7.
The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but are not required to do so. To be tested you must be experiencing at least a mild case of one of the following COVID-19 symptoms and be at least 5 years of age or older: Cough, fatigue, sudden loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, fever, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, chills, headache, or diarrhea.
This is a drive-thru testing site and anyone getting tested must stay in their vehicle. A nasal swab will be used to collect a sample by a uniformed member of the Wisconsin National Guard. Testing will be done on a first come first serve basis and will not be operating outside of the scheduled times.