State of Missouri to Host Weekly COVID-19 Testing in Springfield

The State of Missouri has announced a weekly COVID-19 testing site will be set up in Springfield.

The testing will allow the state to monitor the disease’s prevalence in the community and track the patterns of community transmission.

“We learned quickly in the early days of this public health crisis how important testing was to prevent the spread of the virus,” Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said in a statement. “The demand for COVID-19 testing has changed throughout the last year, but it is still a vital factor in moving us beyond this virus.” 

The testing in Springfield will be Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Mother’s Brewing Company at the corner of West College and Grant Avenue.

No pre-registration or appointment is needed. A government issued ID is also not required but it will speed up the registration and testing process.

“We remain concerned about variants arising throughout the US, so this means prevention measures and widespread testing are that much more crucial to move us beyond COVID-19,” Williams said. “Being aware of a COVID-19 diagnosis gives you the knowledge needed to protect yourself and those around you.” 

The tests will be a PCR test done via nasal swab and results will be given to individuals no later than 72 hours after the testing event.

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