(5/29/20) Knox Public Health will offer a drive-thru opportunity next week to collect specimens for COVID-19 testing. The specimen collection will be by appointment only and available to anyone with or without symptoms, age 18 yrs. and older.
Lisa Dudgeon, RN, director of nursing for KPH, said the drive-thru event will take place at the health department on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 3-5) from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 -3 p.m. Appointments to participate in the testing drive-thru can be made beginning Monday at 8 a.m. by calling the Knox COVID-19 Call Line at 740-399-8014.
“We will be able to test up to 300 people during the drive-thru,” said Dudgeon. There will be no charge to participants for testing.
During the appointment process, a brief health assessment will be taken over the phone. The participant will sign a consent form on-site when they arrive for testing. All participants will need to have an appointment. Anyone showing up during the drive-thru without an appointment will not be tested. (read more)