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COVID-19 testing set for Abbotsford

The Wisconsin National Guard will provide drive-through and walk-up style COVID-19 nasal swab testing in Abbotsford Friday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Abbotsford High School parking lot, 307 N. 4th Ave.

No appointments are necessary. Anyone fice years and older with any current symptom are eligible for testing. Symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches. Also, individuals getting testing should be prepared to provide a current address, county of residence, and phone number when they arrive for testing.

Testing will be provided first come, first serve and that attendees may experience a wait. It is requested that modes of transportation (cars, horse drawn buggies, etc.) form a line while waiting for testing. People will remain in their modes of transportation for testing and no restroom facilities will be available onsite, please plan accordingly. Walk up testing will be provided as well and will also be tested on a firstcome first-serve basis.

The National Guard will be performing a nasal swab to test patients for COVID-19. They will be in uniform and in full PPE (personal protective equipment including gowns, mask, gloves, etc.) during this event.

Following testing, people should return straight home and follow the instructions given at the testing site, which include self-quarantine until the test results are returned. Test results will be provided via phone by the National Guard or the Department of Health Services.