Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Available Monday In Chadron, Gordon

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By Panhandle Public Health District

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available this weekend in six cities across the Panhandle, including Chadron and Gordon.

It’s aimed at those with symptoms or who have been contact with a confirmed case of the disease. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, or loss of taste or smell.

Increased COVID-19 testing is an important piece to finding the virus and keeping people, families, and communities safe from disease spread.

This weekend’s free drive-thru testing is available to any Panhandle resident with symptoms or who has had close contact with a COVID-19 case; but minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Testing is currently limited to 100 people in each of the 6 cities.

Use this link to sign up: If you need assistance signing up, please call 308-262-5764. Time slots will become available two days before the testing date.

Saturday, May 9
Sidney 8:30a-11a, 2103 Illinois Street: Old Wheatbelt Public Power District building
Oshkosh 2:30p-5p, 115 West 1st Street: City building (South of old fire hall)

Sunday, May 10
Bridgeport 9a-11:30a, 705 M Street: 21st Century Training Center
Alliance 2p-4:30p, 1621 E Kansas St: WNCC Powerline Construction & Maintenance Lab

Monday, May 11
Chadron 9a-11:30a, 355 E Norfolk Avenue: Dawes County Fairground Building
Gordon 2p-4:30p, 1882 US Hwy 20: Gordon Airport (East of town)

If too many people are turned away this weekend, Unified Comman will request the testing team to come back. These types of drive-thru testing clinics are staffed by trained professionals. There is no charge to be tested through this process.

If you and your health care provider suspect you may have COVID-19 infection, the provider can order testing without waiting for this weekend’s event.