Knox Public Health will offer another drive-thru opportunity next week to collect specimens for COVID-19 testing. The test site will be at Centerburg High School on Monday (6/22) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The testing will be available to anyone with or without symptoms, age 18 yrs. and older and regardless of where they live or work. Attendees do not have to have an appointment to participate in the drive-thru. Paperwork will be completed on-site.
The testing is free whether or not a participant has medical insurance. Insurance information will be collected to help cover lab processing costs. However, if someone does not have insurance, there is still no cost to the participant.
The testing will be by nasal swab and will detect the presence COVID-19. It is not antibody testing.
In the meantime, testing is available by appointment-only through Knox Public Health and the Community Health Center in Mount Vernon at 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. and in Danville at 16 E. Main St. (beside Conway’s Pharmacy). The onsite appointments for testing have the same criteria as the drive-thru: available to anyone with or without symptoms, age 18 yrs. and older, regardless of where they live or work and no cost. (read more)