KCMO Health Dept. offers free COVID-19 tests for restaurant workers

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 14:33:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing to restaurant employees.

The department, along with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is hosting a three-day event for restaurant workers who live in Missouri.

It will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 13 through July 15 at the Homefield Sports Facility, located at 5300 Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO.

Restaurant employees who want to get tested must register online for an appointment.

“Restaurants are social places. The public comes in, and employees have no idea of their history or their exposure to COVID-19. Others work in close quarters with their co-workers. We wanted to offer this testing first to restaurant employees because of their potential exposure,” said Naser Jouhari, Environmental Health Services Division manager. “As restaurants reopen, we also ask staff to follow disease prevention guidelines so employees and patrons stay healthy and so restaurants can remain open.”

Any leftover appointments will be opened to those outside the restaurant industry.