Free COVID-19 testing available Friday for Johnson County residents

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Posted at 11:10 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 12:10:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will offer free COVID-19 testing Friday at a drive-thru clinic for any adult county resident.

The tests — which will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Road in Olathe — are available to Johnson County residents over the age of 18 whether they are experiencing symptoms or not.

The event may be cut short of county health staff runs out of testing kits.

Residents interested in being tested should bring a driver’s license and be in line, which will form off the CBAC entrance off Lone Elm Road and West 107th Street, no later than 1 p.m.

“By testing a wide range of people, with and without symptoms, we can find out who in the community is infected with COVID-19 and put appropriate protective measures in place to stop transmission of the virus,” Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola said in a statement.

Residents should remain in their vehicle with the windows rolled up until it’s time to be tested by a nasal swab.

Visit the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment online for more information on the county’s testing strategy.

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