The Webster County Health Unit announced free community COVID-19 testing will be taking place on Monday, January 11, at the Webster County Fairgrounds.
The testing will be open to anyone regardless of their county of residence, and you do not need a doctor’s referral to have the testing conducted, nor do you need to be showing symptoms.
The tests will be PCR tests conducted via a nasal swab and tests for current infection.
If you have insurance, you are asked to bring insurance information with you, but there is no charge for the testing even without insurance. The members of the Board of Directors for the Webster County Health Unit are covering costs through their budgets.
The testing at the fairgrounds will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at 614 North Marshall Street. The tests are being performed on first-come, first-served basis during those hours.
The testing is being done to get an idea on the prevalence of the disease within the community.
No cost testing is also being offered via appointment at the Fordland Clinic. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 417-767-2273.