County Public Health has requested assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard to provide free COVID-19 testing. According to each of the County Public Health departments, the National Guard will be providing drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing in:

  Columbia County   Dane County   Dodge County
Where:

Cambria Fire Department 
702 Elizabeth Street, Cambria WI
  Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison WI 
  Dodge Cty Highway Department
850 Mallard Dr, Mayville WI
When:




*Every other Friday. Starting Oct.23, 2020 with additional testing dates of Nov. 6, Nov. 20, and Dec. 4, 2020
- Be sure to check the website before going

  **Updated weekly  - be sure to check the website before going






 
***Every Monday and Wednesday
Starting Oct 19. 2020 - be sure to check the website before going


Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..    TBD - see the weekly schedule    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
           
Where:

Columbus Community Center
161 N. Dickason Blvd., Columbus WI
       
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020        
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..         
           
Where:

City of Portage Utility Building
135 Northridge Drive, Portage WI
       
When: Wednesday, November 25, 2020        
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..         


Please visit the appropriate County Public Health's website for further guidance and up to date information before going: 
• *Columbia County: https://www.co.columbia.wi.us/columbiacounty/hhs/HealthHumanService/PublicHealth/Coronavirus/tabid/9196/Default.aspx 
• **Dane County: https://www.publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/testing and https://www.alliantenergycenter.com/upcoming-events/events-details/510/free-covid-19-community-testing-site-3-nov-2020 
• ***Dodge County: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/government/departments-e-m/human-services-health-department/coronavirus-information 

The free testing is open to the community and appointments are NOT necessary. In an effort to save time, we encourage online registration. If you do not register online, you will still be tested. Staff on-site will assist in the registration process. Registration should be done no sooner than 24 hours prior to the event at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/

Due to the unknown amount of interest, prepare for potential wait times. It is requested that vehicles form a line and stay in the mode of transportation at all times. No restroom facilities will be available on-site, please plan accordingly. The National Guard will be doing the testing, they will be in uniform and full personal protective equipment. Individuals will be contacted with their results within 3-7 business days. A reminder to continue using safe practices like washing your hands, staying home, and social distancing.

Public Health understands this is not a central site for our county, but it allows access to needed testing to our residents on a consistent basis. We are continuing to work on identifying and securing additional testing sites in our county.

Please note these dates are subject to change based on needs identified by the COVID-19 Response Team as this response continues to evolve.

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