Webster County healthcare providers announced drive-thru COVID-19 testing Wednesday.
The no-cost testing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday with no requirement for residency. The presence of symptoms will not be required, and the tests will be PCR testing via nasal swab to test for current infection.
While the members of the Board of Directors of the Webster County Health Unit will cover the cost for anyone who seeks testing, if you have health insurance you should bring that information to the event to help offset the cost to the community.
“Community sampling, like that being performed in Webster County, gives the Health Unit a better sense of COVID-19 prevalence in a given area, which will help guide its response and ease uncertainty for Missourians,” Webster County Health Unit officials said in a statement. “If prevalence is low, this will help reassure citizens that it is safe to begin re-engaging in the community and returning to somewhat normal operations. If prevalence is higher, quick and proactive steps will be taken to keep the virus from spreading further in the community.”
Testing will be conducted at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Marshfield, 614 N. Marshall Street.) Additional information can be obtained by calling 417-767-2273.