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Health care workers administer a coronavirus (COVID-19) test at a drive-thru clinic

Johnson County to host drive-thru clinic for those WITH and WITHOUT symptoms

Anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Johnson County can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, June 12, or until supplies run out, at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd., in Olathe.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is offering the drive-thru testing clinic on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone with or without symptoms. Bring a driver’s license, but it’s not required to be tested.

Traffic should enter the testing clinic off of College Boulevard and Lone Elm Road and follow the signs.

Due to a high demand for this type of testing, additional volunteers and two extra testing stations will be added for a total of six stations. JCDHE is also partnering with MED-ACT to assist with the testing process.

Those getting testing should remain in their vehicles with the windows rolled up until it’s time for their test. Testing involves using a swab to take a sample from inside the nose. The department requests that people not bring pets to the testing site to protect the safety of staff and the occupants of the vehicle.

This is the department’s sixth community testing event and is part of the county’s overall strategy to broadly test Johnson County residents. On May 29, the department tested 953 people with and without symptoms, resulting in nine positive cases of COVID-19, and one inconclusive result.

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