In recent weeks, Wisconsin has experienced numerous days of record-breaking COVID-19 cases. On November 4, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed 5,935 new coronavirus cases. Counties in Northeast and Central Wisconsin are now seeing the number of cases per 100,000 people exceed the state’s average. In an effort to provide enhanced access to COVID-19 testing, ThedaCare is standing up and coordinating mobile testing sites in the rural communities we serve.
Testing will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
•November 6 – ThedaCare Medical Center-New London
•November 9 – Shawano High School (220 County Road B. in Shawano)
•November 10 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca
•November 11 – Shawano High School
•November 12 – ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose
•November 13 – Shawano High School
The drive-through testing is free and is available to all community members experiencing symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. Though appointments are not required, they are recommended; individuals can pre-register online at doineedacovid19test.com or register onsite. You do not need to be a ThedaCare patient to receive a test. Those seeking testing do not need to be a resident of the community where these testing sites are located. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to testing. Results will be given online, or through a phone call if necessary. The mobile testing site schedule will likely be expanded, and that information will shared with community members.