Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning – Urban Milwaukee

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning – Urban Milwaukee

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2019 Novel Coronavirus. Image by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2019 Novel Coronavirus. Image by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two free COVID-19 testing sites, open to anyone, will open in Milwaukee on Monday morning.

“We want people to come if they want to be tested, it is free, you can drive up, you can walk up, and it’s not going to cost you anything if you want to be tested,” said Mayor Tom Barrett during a Sunday afternoon press conference. “The more we can ramp up the testing, the more we believe we can quickly get our life back to normal.”

The sites will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and staffed by plainclothes members of the Wisconsin National Guard. Each site has the capacity to collect 500 samples per day.

“For the whole testing process, once they get into the site, the whole process should take only a few minutes,” said Captain Joe Trovato. Samples will be collected using a non-invasive nasal swab. The tests being used are from Madison-based Exact Sciences and will be processed offsite.

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